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Dates:Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
Category:Special Events
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.

For an entire week, Rhode Island will experience some of the best cultural arts programming across the state for the 22nd year in a row.

Schedule of Events:

FUNDA FEST 22: Schedule: January 25-Feb 2 2020

Jan 20: Providence Childrenís Museum: MLK Amazing Grace, 100 South Street Providence , RI : Free!

11:30 am, 1:00 pm , 2:30 pm

Jan 21-31: Storytellers in the Schools

Jan 21: Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI: Free!

10 am: Featured Storyteller: V. Raffini

Jan 25: North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St, North Kingstown, RI

1 pm: Family Storytelling Concert

Jan 25: Lily Pads Music ní More. $15 (free 12 and under)

Universalist Unitarian Congregation of South County, 27 North Rd, Peace Dale RI

Storytelling Concert

6:30 Doors Open; 7 pm Show

Jan 26: Words and Music. $15

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, 393 Broad St, Providence, RI

4-6 pm: Storytellers, Poets, Musicians

Jan 27: Saint Martin de Porres Center, 160 Cranston Street, Providence, RI: Free!

Featured Storyteller: Tejumola Ologboni

12: pm Call to RSVP - 401-274-6783

Jan 28: Fox Point Library, 90 Ives Street, Providence, RI: Free

Featured Storyteller: V. Raffini


Jan 30: Family Storytelling Concert: Free!

YWCA Rhode Island, 514 Blackstone St, Woonsocket, RI

6:30 pm

Jan 30: Washington Park Library, 1316 Broad Street, Providence RI: Free!

Featured: Storyteller: Marlon Carey

4:30 pm

Jan 31: Liarís Contest and Awful Awful Singing Contest $10

American Legion Post 69, 2 Salem St, Providence RI

7 pm Doors Open

8 pm Contest Begins!

Feb 1: Family FUN Day: Free!

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, 393 Broad St Providence, RI

10-12 am: Storytelling Workshop

12: Lunch and Market Place

1-3 pm: Family Storytelling Concert

Feb 1: Storytelling for Grown Folk $15

PCTA: Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St, Providence, RI

7 pm Doors Open: Music, Mix, Mingle, Market Place

8 pm: Show

Feb 2: Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading: 25th Anniversary

PCTA: Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St, Providence

1 pm




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