Hip Hop Theatre is an outgrowth of African Orature. Orature is a term that is used to foreground the unique skills and production of the oral artist and to give this work and process equal weight and legitimacy next to written texts. Orature is a means of preserving the history and culture of individual peoples through performance. This art includes storytelling, proverbs, riddles, chants, call-and-response, songs, gesture/mime, as well as other simultaneous presentational techniques. In Orature, important cultural information is passed down from generation to generation.
Create your own Aztec Shield based on the warrior Chimalli’s shield. Limited to 24 participants. Haz tu propio chimalli (escudo) azteca, basado en el escudo del guerrero Chimalli. Se limita a 24 participantes.
Welcome to the Bug Bites Café! Discover bug cuisine from cultures around the world and find bugs in our everyday food. Meet live animals who have been on the menu and taste a few buggy treats yourself! Bienvenido al Cafe de los Insectos. Conoce los insectos que se comen en diferentes partes del mundo y los insectos que se encuentran en nuestras comidas de todos los días. Conoce animales vivos que han sido selecciones en los menús y prueba unas comidas (¿insectos?) tú mismo.
Who bugs a ladybug? Does it bug anything? Explore the dynamic interactions within Colorado's habitats. ¿Quién molesta a una mariquita? ¿Molestan las mariquitas a otros insectos? Explora la convivencia en las hábitats de Colorado.
The Juanita Gray Community Service Award is presented to African American men and women who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Mrs. Gray’s commitment to the community. Established in 1987, this award kicks off the Library’s celebration of Black History Month.
Local African American Artists discuss their work in the Arts. Moderator: Holly Hurd; Panelists: Lisa Grady-Willis, Helen Littlejohn, Lady Speech, Rosie Smith, Lea Chapman and Dannette Hollowell. Co-sponsored by Art Blaque.
The Gullah (or Geechee) are a distinctive group of African Americans, traditionally residing in the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, that have maintained connections with their African heritage. The Garifuna (or Garinagu), formerly called Black Caribs, are a mixture of people indigenous to the Caribbean and the Africans that arrived in the area, who now reside in Central America. Both of these groups have retained their language, history, and culture, never losing sight of their distinctive identities.