A VIRTUAL celebration of Black Storytelling: Jan. 22-30, 2022

FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE soon!

2023 Guest Tellers and Artists

This much anticipated and highly visible event is the flagship of RIBS programming and reaches a statewide audiences of thousands. Each January for the week of the Martin Luther King Holiday, RIBS tellers, local artists and invited national and international guests bring the best of Black Storytelling to Rhode Island and Southern New England. For an entire week, Rhode Island will experience some of the best cultural arts programming across the state for the 25th year in a row.

Antonio Rocha
Amina Blackwood-Meeks
Teju Ologboni
Keep checking back! More Tellers and Information Coming soon.

Rhode Island Black Storytellers

VALERIE TUTSON
ROCHEL COLEMAN
LEN CABRAL
V. RAFFINI
MARLON CAREY
RAMONA BASS KOLOBE
LINDA & SUMNER MCCLAIN
Sylvia Ann Soares

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Music, storytelling, spoken word and more

Because there are so many ways to tell a story! And in Black Storytelling all these genres have a place. Storytelling is not just “reading books to kids.”

FUNDA FEST 25 IS EXCITED TO SHOWCASE

OVER 25 PERFORMERS From Around the World!

Experience the talents of performers from the African Diaspora. Our artists hail from the US, the UK, the Caribbean, and the African Continent.

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