FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE!
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 a two weeks, Rhode Island will experience some of the best cultural arts programming across the state for the 25th year in a row.
Janice Curtis Greene
Rhode Island Black Storytellers
Sylvia Ann Soares
RAMONA BASS KOLOBE
LINDA & SUMNER MCCLAIN
2023 Guest PerfoRmers
THE SWEETIES FROM HIGHER GROUND
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.”
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.