A preview article from Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:
Word up! Joseph turns Haitian-American experience into hip-hop theaterMore from the Herald...
[Joseph's] latest effort is the 70-minute "Scourge".... The work uses spoken poetry, live music, dance and film to examine the history of Haiti, the troubled Caribbean homeland of New York-born Joseph’s family.
But “Scourge” isn’t only about Haiti. The deeper theme, according to Joseph, 31, is the process of becoming American.
A review article from Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe:
‘Scourge’ examines Haiti in explosive, fluid fashion
More from the Globe...
Marc Bamuthi Joseph may have been born and raised in Brooklyn, but some part of his soul still resides in Haiti, the land of his ancestors. In his multimedia “Scourge,” presented in its Boston premiere over the weekend by CRASHarts, Joseph’s story spills out in the rhythmic stomp of feet, a fusillade of drumbeats, aching vocals, and vivid poetry that captures the issues and emotions of assimilation with a potent urgency.