Two Programs Celebrating Black History And Culture

Freeport – Storytellers Kucha and Baba Tony will bring their talents to two programs celebrating black history and culture. “African American History Makers,” will be presented at 2:30 pm at the Clarence Mitchell Library on February 9, 2016.

The performers will take the audience on a journey through African American History by using stories, historical facts, poems, songs and more. The 50 minute presentation celebrates the accomplishments of African American history makers.

A second program, “Jumping Jambalaya: Bringing Black History to Life,” will be presented at 7 pm on February 9, 2016 in the Student/Conference Center. The second program features music, poetry, traditional African instruments, stories, folktales and more. This energetic program is for all ages.

kucha_tonyBaba Tony Brown and Kucha Brownlee are professional storytellers from Chicago. They have performed at the Chicago Public Library, Naper Settlement and other places around the United States.

This dynamic storytelling duo combine their experience as performers to weave a rich tapestry of African, African-American and Spanish folk tales, frolicking fables, proverbs and dialect into their interactive cultural performance.

The presentations are accompanied by musical melody, which includes playing the African Djembe, the shekere, mbira, banjo and other instruments. Their performance is enhanced by audience participation with singing, learning and just having fun.

The duo have the ability to create an environment for growth and developing while educating and entertaining.

For more information call (815-599-3456)

Clarence Mitchell Library
Marvin Burt Liberal Arts Center and Student/Conference Center, Room H-201
Highland Community College
2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport. 2:30 pm and 7 pm.

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