AKWAABA: The Awakening, is a full feature documentary film chronicling the journey of African Americans from Los Angeles traveling to the Motherland for the first time.
This documentary project began as a wonderful readers theater project performed in Leimert Park at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Theater in 2016.
Sybil D. Jatta decided to journal her experience and turned it into a live musical piece, encouraged by her roommate Dolores Ealy-O'Neal. The audience was so moved by the concept and the awakening of the "Trailblazers" they insisted that a documentary film be made to memorialize the experience.
Champion Club Productions LLC is a company created by husband and wife team Raul and Sybil Jatta. It's purpose is to produce excellence in entertainment around the world. The company started in the year of "new beginnings".
Other projects include "Billie Holiday Front and Center", a one woman theatrical musical show honoring the legendary icon Billie Holiday. "For my money Sybil's performance is competitive with Diana Ross in 1972's Lady Sings the Blues"...Ed Rampell Hollywood Progressive.
The documentary project has been (4) years in the making...
The initial idea to go home to the Motherland came from Dominique Diprima from KJLH's hit morning talk radio show The Front Page. After the death of her father Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka, she announced "Come go with me to Africa, Ghana", to learn of our ancestry. 25 brave Los Angelinos boarded Ethiopian Airlines and began the journey of a lifetime. "We were awakened from the depths of our souls..."
Countries visited over the (4) years of travel were as follows: Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mali, Madagascar,
The purpose of Champion Club Productions is to create projects that will enlighten the souls of the world...
As we begin the journey to be a world renowned prosperous production company, bringing truth to the entertainment industry in excellence, we encourage you our audience to support our efforts. We thank you in advance for your time and participation on this magnificent miraculous journey.