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Igniting A Passion For Storytellers
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.
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 New Dates January 17-24, 2016 FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling For more info/join our mailing list and friend us on Facebook.