A celebration of Black Storytelling: Jan. 19-Feb. 3, 2024

FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE!

2024 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 a two weeks, Rhode Island will experience some of the best cultural arts programming across the state for the 25th year in a row.

Teju Ologboni
David Gonzalez
Amina Blackwood Meeks
APRIL ARMSTRONG
Muriel Johnson
AMAZIYAH THE GREAT
Amaziyah the Great

RHODE ISLAND BLACK STORYTELLERS

VALERIE TUTSON
V. RAFFINI
ROCHEL COLEMAN
LEN CABRAL
MARLON CAREY
SYLVIA ANN SOARES
Sylvia Ann Soares
RAMONA BASS KOLOBE
RACHEL BRIGGS

2024 GUEST PERFORMERS

Masta Ace
AKROBATIK
Lady J
DJ LEFTY
W.A.R.
BROTHERS KEEPER
REGIE GIBSON

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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 26 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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