Hi! I’m Kaki Hunter and I love dirt. I love playing with dirt, mixing dirt into mud and sculpting with dirt into any form I can think of. Maybe that’s why I was able to hear her voice.
In 2006 I was shook by an invisible female voice with an urgent message: “Call council fo’ me, A’h got sumpin’ tuh say!”
I asked her who she was and she declared, “Ah’m Yo Mama!”
I said, “Well, yo don’t sound like my Mama!”
In her unique way, she expressed that being older than dirt, made her everybody’s Mama.…and to “quit callin’ me…duh pile!”
I associated her voice as the temperament of a 130 acre pile of radioactive dirt, abandoned by a uranium milling company sitting along the banks of the Colorado River since the 1950s just north of Moab, Utah. Us locals referred to it as “the pile.”
I decided to respond to Yo Mama’s request, encouraging me to examine the power of the spirit world.
Since our first acquaintance, I have engaged with Yo Mama over many sleepless 4:00 AM mornings and quiet walks in the desert, making notes of her playful prescriptions from the inhabited world of the UNSEEN. In 2016, (with her insistence) I compiled Yo Mama’s prescriptions into a one woman performance with musical accompaniment from many talented friends that formed a band called The Four Elements.
I think of Yo Mama as a spiritual Heyoka, an Impravaho clown, a wise ass cosmic sage and just a lot of fun! She provides me with a sense of order within chaos, of humor within despair and a powerful view of humanity’s future that goes beyond our normal concept of “reality.” She is also a snazzy dresser!”
Forget politics, environmental crisis and social injustice!
Yo Mama is here to remind us who’s really in charge, the source of infinite power and how to navigate space without a puffy suit! Presented in a one woman show with musical accompaniment. Performed by Kaki Hunter and the Four Elements
Reviews from Moabites
I saw the awesome one-woman show, ”Yo Mama — Uncanned,” with Kaki Hunter last Friday. Powerful, amazing and funny. Great lyrics! Standing ovations, everybody smiled and lots of hugs.
Thank you Kaki and cast and crew!
Yo Mama ! … the musical, a vital contribution! … a marvelous one person play, written by Kaki Hunter, is circumspect, philosophical, and embracing a blend of “Mick Jagger magic” with the loving message of a hip Mother Teresa, has a voice trying “to do us good,” generously pouring out the best stuff of what it is to be human: empathetic and intelligent … The play contains a sterling truth about who we are and what our relationship to all of life, including our own lives, needs to be. This truth is modeled, demonstrated, acted out by the totally enjoyable character “Yo Mama,” a persona-energy who appears to the play’s author, Kaki, to “tell her a few things.” This play made me laugh and cry with happiness; that one person could blow us away with her talent, channeling another larger character. Such a tour de force, truly pure nourishment for the soul. Yes, Yo Mama, the play, “GOT SOUL!”