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 6:30p.m. with Marlon Carey at the Rochambeau Library
Wednesday, January 25 6:30p.m. with Amina Blackwood-Meeks at the Mount Pleasant Library
Thursday, January 26 at 6:30p.m. with Janice Curtis Greene at the Washington Park Library
ABOUT THE STORYTELLER
Janice Curtis Greene is an accomplished storyteller, an American Griot. She has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 25 years. She is the President and Life Member of the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) and Life Member and Past President of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc. She is also a member of the National Storyteller’s Network and the Network of Biblical Storytellers International. Janice Curtis Greene has also been appointed by Governor Lawrence Hogan to serve as a Commissioner on the Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture. Read more about Janet here: https://www.janicethegriot.com/
FUNDA means to “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 peoples of African descent (and other cultures as well) 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 .