2009 Festival Video - Giving Voice
Joni L. Jones (Olorisa Omi Osun Olomo) of Austin, Texas, performs a narrative in honor of a storyteller who hadRead More
John Franklin of Smithsonian NMAAHC speaks about Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture.
Smithsonian Folkways Childrens’ artist performs for families.
Christylez Bacon puts a new twist on Go-Go music, merging those sounds with the “Human Beatbox.”
Storyteller, Victoria Burnett, gives a lesson in BBC (Black Baptist Church) 101.
Storyteller and comedian, Phyllis Stickney, shares how her grandmother “Big Momma,” influenced her childhood and storytelling.
Writer, director and actor, Roger Guenveur Smith, performs as the great American abolitionist, orator, and statesman Frederick Douglass.
Many alumni of the Asante Children’s Theater continue with the Asante Touring Company. Here, they perform a piece from, “MartinRead More
See performances that took place on the National Mall and go behind the scenes with curator James A. Robinson asRead More