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    A Celebration of Black Storytelling
    January 18-25, 2015
    10AM to 2PM

    For info: 401 439 7122, ribsfest.org and
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Igniting A Passion For Storytellers

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Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS)

Is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island through performance, educational, and cultural experiences.


Annually, RIBS presents FUNDA FEST:
A Celebration of Black Storytelling. This much anticipated and highly visible event is the flagship RIBS program and reaches a statewide audience of several thousand.

 

The week long celebration is observed from Martin Luther King birthday (Monday) through the following Sunday, every January. Tellers present a variety of performances and workshops throughout the state of Rhode Island, from school performances for K-12 to intergenerational and family work shops, to evening spoken word and storytelling concerts for adult audiences.
 
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Funda" means "to teach and to learn" in Zulu and KiSwahili. FUNDA offers the best in cultural "edu-tainment."
This much anticipated and highly visible event is the flagship of RIBS programming and reaches a statewide audiences of thousands.
Each January for the week of the Martin Luther King Holiday, RIBS tellers, local artists and invited national and international guests bring the best of Black Storytelling to Rhode Island and Southern New England.

Funda Fest 16 Dates and Events

Thank you for supporting this effort!

Truly,

Chontell Nelson Washington

Funda Fest 16 Festival Director

Acting Executive Director

RI Black Storytellers
There are three ways to donate and become a part of RIBS.

With the PayPal option you can donate any amount you feel comfortable with. Simply click the link above and you will be directed to our PayPal account.
Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Specify the amount and add RIBS' email address: ribstorytellers@verizon.net.
Click and PRINT donation card, fill it out - mail to specified address on the card.
   »Become a RIBS sponsor please use our contact form or call: 401-421-7427.
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