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FUNDA FEST - in Rhode Island

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FUNDA FEST - in Rhode Island

Time: January 17, 2010 at 6pm to January 24, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Westerly to Woonsocket RI and in-between
Street: various
City/Town: Rhode Island
Website or Map:
Phone: 401.273.4013 x2
Event Type: festival, concerts, participation
Organized By: Val Tutson
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2010

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JANUARY 17 - 24, 2010
Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) presents its 12th Annual FUNDA FEST bringing a workshop, story swap, school shows, and public performances of spoken word, love stories, folk tales, true stories from Westerly to Woonsocket, Providence to Newport.

FUNDA means to teach and to learn in Zulu and Kiswahili. RIBS' mission is to promote the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling through performance, educational, cultural, and historical experiences.

Whether you are a kid, have a kid, or are a kid at heart, stories are for all of us, no matter what age, culture or experience. Join us!
401.273.4013 x2
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FUNDA means to teach and to learn in Zulu and Kiswhahili. RIBS’ mission is to promote Black Storytellers awareness, appreciation and appli- cation of Black Storytelling through performance, educational, cultural, historical and cultural experiences.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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