Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Artistic Discipline: Theater
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Crown Heights

NOCHE BAYANO is a concert that will feature music from the play BAYANO. BAYANO is a play by Afro-Panamanian-American playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes. The play tells the story of Bayano, an African who fought a war with the Colonial Spanish in Panama for twenty years in the 16th century and is said to have freed over 1,500 Africans from slavery. We meet our hero as he searches for love, family, and as he searches to understand the true costs of the freedom that he’s fighting to give his people.

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan