Keith Johnson & The Lion King!

Dr. Melanie Ohm | July 27, 2022

Keith in front of Lion King banner at ASU Gamage






This summer, artist Keith Johnson’s traditional feathered hats were on display at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium. The occasion? The Broadway touring show The Lion King was in town, and his work was a perfect fit with the production.






This large hat incorporates peacock feathers. The feathers are typically mounted on a headpiece covered in an African fabric, like mud cloth.

Feathered hat
Keith stands next to the Performing Cast listing in the lobby.














The hats are on exhibit one more week during The Lion King performances. Keith Johnson is a multifaceted artist, a percussionist specializing in African and Caribbean drumming who builds instruments and creates traditional clothing. He is known for his work in community with people of all ages.


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