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Get Ready For FUNDA FEST!

PCL is excited to host three performances during the 20th Annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling from January 13-20, 2018. FUNDA FEST is Rhode Island Black Storytellers' big week long celebration of storytelling  - funda means means to teach and to learn in Zulu and KiSwahili - and features spoken word concerts and workshops for people of all ages. It's a highlight of the winter calendar the Ocean State, so be sure to save the following dates:

Sumner and Linda McClain

  • Friday, January 19 at  2:00pm at Wanskuck Library
    (For families)

  • Saturday, January 20 at 2:00pm at Mount Pleasant Library
    (For Grades 2-6)

Sumner and Linda McClain perform awesome interactive storytelling presentations Celebrating Life through the art of singing,music, poetry, movement and puppetry. Their family friendly performances are greatly enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures!

V. Raffini

  • Saturday, January 20 at 3:00PM at Rochambeau Library
    (For Grades K-4)

Raffini's lively style of telling and performing incorporates drums,songs and audience participation. Her tales are from all around the world and include many local stories and recognizable names and places. Experience an hour of folktales and modern stories with a little educational twist on them!

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. Visit FUNDA FEST 20 to find out more.