About Images of the Motherland
Celebrating 23 Years of Educational Cultural and Heritage Enrichment Programming forYouth, Families, and Communities
Led by Founder / Executive Director Baba Ahmad Kenya, Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre (IMIT), a multi-award winning 501(c)(3) founded in 1999, missions to instill dignity, self-esteem, tolerance in and mutual respect among community members using authentic “living history” dramatic, visual art, music, dance, cinematic, and museum practice storytelling that builds bridges of understanding across age, culture, race, and religion.
IMIT works to provide programming free to the general public. IMIT has accomplished this goal with 90% of its general public programming.
Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre works are derived from its authenticated research of the people, culture, and heritage of North and West Africa. IMIT tells untold and unknown histories to share the impact and contribution of these cultures to America, African Americans, and the world.
IMIT has also developed three dynamic collaborative projects along with its host of performance productions and traveling museum exhibits: 1) Living History Heritage Project , Islamic Heritage Month for the City of Philadelphia, and Children of Adam Band.
IMIT early beginnings included original productions such as"The Legend of Kan-Kan Musa: Mansa of Mali," "Songhai Music/Dance Medley," and "Mambugur & Tales of the Dogon." More information can be found online at our original site, www.imagesofthemotherland.com.
Through the Living History Heritage Project, IMIT has produced, “YERO Mahmoud: Forgotten Roots”, “Abdul Rahman Ibrahima-The Prince Among Slaves”, “Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid-#292 United States Colored Troops,” “Bilali Muhammad-Almamy of Sapelo Island GA,” “Sojourner Truth: Forgotten Roots” and Baba Ahmad Kenya's own work “The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid.”
Images of the Motherland's latest development is the Children of Adam Band. With the tagline, "Celebrating the Musical Diversity of Humanity," the Children of Adam Band is a sizzling 10 member musical ensemble that performs all original “PMB” Positive Message Bearing Music. COA has released two albums, the latest TIMBUKTU: The Human Journey. A multilingual musical hybrid of R&B, Jazz, Latin, African, Middle Eastern with a twist of American Soul, the song lyrics feature themes about respect for Mothers, anti-bullying, the universal commonality of humanity and the need for tolerance, acceptance, and respect of all peoples.
For more details about our current programming, click on the Programs page. To book performances, go to the Contact Us page for contact details and to submit a detailed request online.
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Children of Adam Band
On Tuesday, December 6, 2019 the Children of Adam Band was awarded the 2019 PHL Live World Music Band Award deeming them the top world music band in the City of Philadelphia!
With the tagline, "Celebrating the Musical Diversity of Humanity," Images of the Motherland in 2018 formed the Children of Adam Band, a sizzling 10 member musical ensemble that performs all original “PMB” Positive Message Bearing Music. A multi-lingual musical hybrid of R&B, Jazz, Latin, African, Middle Eastern with a twist of “American Soul.” The lyrics feature themes about respect for Mothers, anti-bullying, the universal commonality of humanity and the need for tolerance, acceptance, and respect of all peoples.
On November 20, 2021, COA released its second project, TIMBUKTU: The Human Journey, PMB Vol. 2. October 5, 2019 The Children of Adam Band released worldwide its first musical project, "PMB, Positive Message Bearing Music: Vol. 1: Bilal."
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Islamic Heritage Month
an annual month-long series of FREE educational public programs commemorating Islamic heritage, culture, and civilization during the month of October in the City of Philadelphia, PA. This initiative brings together the finest collective of performance, visual, and cultural artists and features a wide variety of programming including Films, Humanities Lectures, Artifact Exhibits, Music, Drama, Performances and Visual Arts.
Islamic Heritage Month is a collaborative effort of non-profit organizations Masjidullah-Center for Human Excellence, Cultural Development Committee, and Images of the Motherland-Interactive Theatre
• Insha Allah •
Living History Heritage Project
“Live” touring educational enrichment dramatic journeys. “Living History” reenactments based upon historical autobiographies and interview narratives. From a truly unique chapter in early American history comes forth a Legacy of Forgotten Roots, in the resurrection of 6 untold stories:
The Living History Heritage Project is a journey back in time bringing “full circle” the African and American historical past of the late 1750-1860s. Lesson Plans available for all presentations.
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Bookings are available for any of Images of the Motherland programs. Please, email the following to email@example.com:
Or submit this information when you Say Hello (via the contact page).
Funding Has Been Provided By
Spring Point Partners, Pa Humanities, And National Endowment For Humanities
As Part Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021.
National Endowment For Humanities
2022 Illuminate The Arts Grant Recipients
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Get your original PMB, Positive Message Bearing Music Vol. 1: Bilal CD or our NEW Timbuktu Album today! Albums are available in both CD or digital download!
Welcome to Our Video Gallery...
Engaging . Powerful . Entertaining . Enrichment Educational Heritage Programs. Watch and Share
Live at the H Street Festival
Pandemic Prayer Show
Come Fly Away
Not What You're Here For
PHL Live Center Stage Sample
George Mason University
World Music Showcase
Omar ibn Sayyid
Live Performance Excerpts
The Philo Project
50th ANNUAL INTERFAITH FREEDOM SEDER
CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND • 6:45 PM SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019
Masjidullah • 7014 Limekiln Pike • Philadelphia, PA 19138
Live on WKDU 91.7 FM
H Street Festival, Washington DC, 9/17/2022 at 3:30 PM on the 8th Street Stage
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