Our Sponsors

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PROVIDENCE SHELTER

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Our Community Partners

Direct Action For Rights And Equality

Florence Gray Center of Newport

Little Rest Storytellers

Mix Magic Theatre
Providence Children’s Museum

Rhode Island Latino Arts

Southside Cultural Center
Westerly Library
YWCA Rhode Island

Schools Participation - 2017
  • Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy
    Broad Rock Middle School
    Delsesto Middle School
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
    East Bay Community Action Head Start
    Fort Barton Elementary
    Frenchtown Elementary
    Ferri Middle School
    George R. Hanaford Elementary
    Hopkins Hills Elementary
    International Charter School
    James Eldredge Elementary
    John F. Horgan Elementary

    Mary E. Fogarty School
    Meadowbrook Farms Elementary
    Montessori Children House
    Meeting Street School
    Nathaniel Greene Middle School
    Ocean State Montessori School
    Pell Elementary
    Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary
    Robert L. Bailey IV Elementary
    Rockwell Elementary
    The Learning Community
    The Pennfield School
    The Sgt. Cornel Young, Jr. & Charlotte Woods Elementary
    Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP)
    Wakefield Hill Elementary
    West Kingston Elementary School

     

    Libraries
    Rochambeau Library
    South Providence Library
    Wanskuck Library




Performers

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Teju Ologboni, from Milwaukee, is a master storyteller and folklorist of international renown and FUNDA FEST favorite. Teju draws his listeners into stories with gestures and movements, and sometimes with traditional African instruments. An author, teacher, poet, actor, dancer and "verbal illusionist" Teju shares stories that reflect on longstanding and contemporary cultural perspectives to give listeners greater understanding of the profound influence of African heritage on our traditions and identities. Come listen to this culture keeper and be enlightened and inspired. 

 

marlon Carey

 Shakespeare to Hiphop is the combined talents of Regie Gibson and Marlon Carey. Both are excellent poets with many years of experience performing in the National poetry slam circuit. Both are TED speakers on multiple occasions. Their current presentation, "The Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy" has garnered much praise and acclaim for the way it communicates the value of Shakespeare and encourages audiences’ young and old to engage with the Bard's work. Shakespeare to Hiphop travels to schools, libraries and festivals all over, sharing the power of the written and spoken word with audiences from kindergarten to college, and beyond

 

 

sumner linda

 Both Linda and Sumner McClain love to perform stories together, celebrating life. They strongly believe that through the art of storytelling, poetry, music and movement we are awakened to the valuable stories of our past and present, creating a tremendous potential for wholeness, and making the world a better place for everyone.