MEXODUS

Brian Quijada | Nygel D. Robinson

a concept album inspired by the estimated 4,000-10,000 enslaved people in the Southern part of the United States who pursued a journey into Mexico instead of looking north. This under told chapter of the Underground Railroad is an exploration of Black and brown bodies standing together against oppression.

mexodus was composed -- one track per month -- from June 2020 - July 2021

mexodus further developed as a part of NYSAF's 2021 Summer Season

and at the 2021 Rhinebeck Writers' Retreat

TRACK 1
TWO
BODIES
TRACK 4
REV UP
AKA KILL YOUR MASTERS
TRACK 2
KING COTTON
TRACK 3
AS LONG AS I'M ALIVE
TRACK 5
MEXODUS
TRACK 6
WADE IN THE WATER REMIX
TRACK 7
RECOVERY INSTRUMENTAL
TRACK 8
BLACK & BROWN
TRACK 9
BOUNTY HUNTERS
TRACK 10
HENRY TO ENRIQUE
TRACK 11
A DIOS
TRACK 12
HAVE MERCY ON THE PROUD
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Brian Quijada (Co-Creator; he/him) is an actor, playwright, and composer who’s original work has been developed and produced all across the country. His hip hop solo show Where Did We Sit on the Bus? has been produced at Victory Gardens, Teatro Vista (Jeff Award), Ensemble Studio Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination), Boise Contemporary, 1st Stage, and City Theatre Pittsburgh. His plays have been developed at The Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh CLO’s Spark Festival, Victory Gardens’ Ignition Festival, New Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Festival, and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Musical Theatre Conference. Commissioning institutions include Seattle Repertory Theater, A.R.T., and The Kennedy Center. He is a proud member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre.

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Nygel D Robinson (Co-Creator; he/him) is a singer, actor, writer, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. Nygel has been consistently working in New York and regionally as an actor/singer/musician. Past credits include Larry in the workshop and Lincoln center concert version of ‘Beau’, Jesus in ‘Godspell’ (St. Michael’s Playhouse), Actor/Musician in ‘The All Night Strut’ (Milwaukee Rep), and Actor/Musician in ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and ‘That’s Amore’ (Florida Studio Theatre). Nygel has a new kids song “I Wanna Dance” that will be released later this year with Jam With Jamie. Nygel counts it a true blessing to be involved with New York Stage and Film and looks forward to the amazing work that will come from this collaboration!