The Village Tent

Anchoring the festival at Hargett Street, The Village Tent is an interactive, creative learning space for all to enjoy. Come listen to African and African American Storytelling, learn African drumming techniques or move your feet and pick up the stylistic dance steps of Chicago Stepping! The Village Tent is filled with lots of fun workshops throughout both days of the festival.

The 2017 Village Tent was Sponsored By:

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Saturday, Sept. 2nd At The Village Tent

Village Tent Emcee, Dr. Acquilla Faye

1:00  African Drumming Workshop: Osei Appiagyei

2:00  Tarish "Jeghetto" Puppeteer Demonstration

3:00   Ethyln Lassiter’s Dance Ensemble presents: An interactive dance workshop on the history of social dance in the African American Culture.

4:00   American Sign Language Storytelling with Michelle Banks, Daisy Riverbank, and Stephanie Scott: "Reflections of a Deaf Black Woman"

5:00   Rhythm of Spoken Word Workshop

6:30   NC Association of Black Storytellers


Sunday, Sept. 3rd At The Village Tent

Village Tent Emcee, Dr. Acquilla Faye

1:00  "A Seat at The Mat" Yoga Workshop: Colors of Yoga Studio

2:15  NC Association of Black Storytellers

3:15  African Drumming Workshop: Osei Appiagyei

4:15  Chicago Step Workshop: Capital City Steppers

5:30  Beats & Bars Festival Popup: B'boying, MCing, and DJing

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ASL services will be provided 4:00pm-7:30pm in the Village Tent on Saturday, September 2nd.

All are welcome!

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