Four More Days of Funda, Many Ways to Celebrate: Black Storytelling & the Women of Isis Storm

20 Jan

RHODE ISLAND – Last year’s Funda Fest festivities brought performers like Christylez Bacon and Teju Ologboni, featured in the video above. Ologboni has returned for Funda Fest 13, joining RI Black Storytellers (RIBS) performers, Len Cabral, Abigail Ifatola Jefferson, Raffini, Valerie Tutson and Rochel Coleman; national guests, Derek Burrows (originally from the Bahamas), Nothando Zulu (from Minneapolis, MN) and The Honorable Baba-C from Washington, DC; members of the local poetry group, Spittin Images; and a number performers from Isis Storm. See more information below or visit for more on Funda Fest.

1/20: Thursday, 6-8 pm
Funda Fest Family Storytelling Concert
YWCA NRI, 514 Blackstone St, Woonsocket, RI
Admission: $1/children .50c/adults
(with Isis Storm members 5th Elament and Michelle Cruz)

1/21: Friday, 7:30 and 9:30
Funda Fest Spoken Word and Love Stories
Mixed Magic Theatre, 171 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
Tickets $10 in advance, $15/door
(Special Double Feature/Ticket also available for When Mahalia Sings at 7:30)
(with Isis Storm sisters 5th Elament, DJ Reza Wreckage, B-mor 7, Jessica 9Names, and more)

1/22: Saturday, 12:30-5 PM
Funda Fest Free Family FUN-Day
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence
1:00-2:15 pm: Intergenerational Storytelling Workshop w. Masankho Banda
2:30 pm: Family Storytelling Concert including youth performers
4 pm: Story Swap: Tell your own story!
(with Isis Storm members 5th Elament and Michelle Cruz)

1/22: Saturday, 8 PM
Funda Fest Storytelling Concert and Market Place
RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Street Providence
7:30: Marketplace opens with Cultural gifts, merchandise, etc.
8pm: RIBS’ Featured tellers, ISIS Storm, Spittin Images and more
Tickets $10/advance $15/door.
RISD students free w/ID, RISD Museum members $10 w/ID at door
(with Isis Storm members 5th Elament and DJ Reza Wreckage)

1/23: Sunday, 2 PM
Family Storytelling Concert
Martin Luther King Center, 20 Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport
Admission by donation
(with Isis Storm members 5th Elament and DJ Reza Wreckage)


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