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2011 Summer Reading Program: I AM HERE Workshop
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
I AM HERE Workshop with Michelle Bach-Coulibaly
The I AM HERE workshop focuses upon using innovative approaches to creating solo and group performances utilizing technology, filmed video, and music production. We will engage in writing short personal narratives as song lyrics that address important issues of culture, race and identity to create musical videos. We will provide microphones, video equipment, and play back abilities. Space limited; please pre-register.
Michelle Bach-Coulibaly is a performance artist, educator, and student of Mande culture. In 1989, Ms Bach-Coulibaly was part of a consortium of Brown University professors awarded a Mellon Grant to develop a new line of study on the Music, Dances and Cultures of West Africa and the Diaspora. Since that time, the Mande Dance, Music and Culture program at Brown has grown to include the building of the Yeredon Centre for Cultural Preservation and Social Engagement in Mali, five bi-annual festivals of Mande Performance Tradition, transnational collaborations on the intersection of Performance and Global Health, and the creation of over thirty original ballets for the concert stage, film, and in the street that serve educational advancement.
Space limited; please pre-register. Register for program online or call the Children’s Room at 455-8025.
The statewide RI Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, McDonald’s Local Owner/Operators of RI, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Pepsi.