Community Libraries of Providence is proud to partner with Rhode Island Black Storytellers to present three free live in-person performances as part of the 25th Annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling this January 2023!
Monday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. with Marlon Carey at Rochambeau Library
Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. with Amina Blackwood-Meeks at Mt. Pleasant Community Library
Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. with Janice Curtis Greene at Washington Park Library
ABOUT THE STORYTELLER
Amina is an award-winning writer, actress, storyteller, and Founder/Artistic Director of Ntukuma, the storytelling foundation of Jamaica. Her life skills as a mother, grandmother, educator, communication specialist, political scientist, social and cultural policy researcher/analyst, and farmer help her weave tales from the loom. Amina’s stories cover a range of issues affecting gender, the environment, children, and the direction of human development. Ken Corsbie, Elder Statesman of Caribbean Culture, describes her stories as parables for the theatre: “An outrageous combination of education and entertainment; of glitz and thoughtfulness.”
For more information about Amina, visit her website: https://www.aminablackwoodmeeks.com/.
ABOUT FUNDA FEST:
FUNDA means “to learn” in Zulu (one of the African languages spoken in South Africa). RIBS chose this name for the festival because storytelling is the most ancient way people of African descent (and other cultures) passed on history, traditions, and cultural knowledge. Not only that, it looks like FUN!
For more information and the full festival schedule, visit fundafest.org.