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Stories We Tell

February 23, 2013

Stories We Tell

Pictured: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and IMPACT Repertory Theatre

The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience. The program will feature award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston; choreographer Camille A. Brown, who will perform a poignant solo from her new work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE; Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC, who returns to the Museum with Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre and special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis; National Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard of HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” and the Composers Concordance.

Click here to enjoy Master Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston telling an Anansi tale.

View Darryl “DMC” McDaniels  "Attention Please" Feat. Pauley Perrette on YouTube by clicking here.

Click here to enjoy the Oscar-nominated youth ensemble, IMPACT Repertory Theatre on YouTube.

To hear Duke Ellington’s powerful classic, “Come Sunday,” performed by the Composers Concordance, please click here.


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Stories We Tell is co-presented with Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Works.

The Presenting Sponsor of the Museum’s cultural programming is MetLife Foundation.

Support for Global Weekends is made possible, in part, by the Ford Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.

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