In this interactive, family friendly program, Dr. Naima Johnston Bush shares traditional folktales and songs that participants choose and sometimes create by selecting items from her Rocking Story Bag. Performing as a griot, a member of a class of traveling poets, historians, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition or oral history in parts of West Africa. Each item tucked away in Mamma's bag represents a story or song from countries around the world. This program is an engaging joyous celebration of music, the universal bonding that occurs through storytelling and the beauty of diversity.
This event occurs online through Zoom. Please provide your email at registration to participate. A device with access to the internet and speakers or headsets are required. An email will be sent before the event with more information on how to join.
For more events in this series go to: www.ocls.info/bigread.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.