Book Festival: TAHIRA

Location: Children's Area

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Gifted storyteller TAHIRA shares tales of freedom fighters in this dramatic performance. A compelling look at the people who took extraordinary risks for freedom, the program can be tailored to highlight such topics as the Civil Rights Movement, Black women in history, or the Underground Railroad. The program includes freedom songs such as “John the Rabbit,” which contained coded messages used by enslaved Africans to devise a plan of escape. This program emphasizes the importance of having courage in the face of inequality and injustice.

A 2023 Delaware Division of the Arts Master Fellow in Oral Literature, TAHIRA is a storyteller, musician, vocalist, and songwriter. Whether performing her original works or her vast repertoire of stories from the African oral tradition, she brings messages of courage, hope, and triumph to her audience.

In 2021, TAHIRA was awarded the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Distinguished Service in Arts Education. Schools laud TAHIRA for her high-energy, interactive programs that make meaningful connections to young people and their academic learning.

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Audience: Adult Kids Teens
Saturday, 4/13/2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


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