Patrice Naiambana

Patrice NaiambanaPatrice Naiambana is an African per­form­ing artist from Sierra Leone, cur­rently based in Birm­ing­ham. He founded Tribal Soul in 1991 as a means to make vis­i­ble sto­ries from African Dias­pora expe­ri­ences, in response to sim­plis­tic rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Africans in the West. Patrice’s pro­fes­sional back­ground includes work with the Royal Shake­speare Com­pany, most recently play­ing the title role in Kathryn Hunter’s Oth­ello, and War­wick the King­maker in the Olivier Award-winning His­to­ries Cycle Ensem­ble. He starred as Gen­eral Mukata in the Chan­nel 4 sit­com In Exile, and has pro­vided voices for the award-winning BBC ani­ma­tion series Nina and The Neu­rons and Tinga Tinga Tales. His Edin­burgh Fringe First Award-winning solo show The Man Who Com­mit­ted Thought has been tour­ing inter­na­tion­ally for the last two years. His pas­sion is per­for­mance for social transformation.

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