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The mission of ASE is to promote the art form of Black storytelling!

ASE (ah - SHAY), is a term from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa. ASE affirms, as we express our spiritual devotion, that there is power in our words; not just the words we speak, but the words and feelings we express in our stories.

 

Ase is excited to announce its summer performing schedule! Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 are the dates of our Adult and Youth concerts at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Our Adult Concert, on Friday, July 10 includes storytellers, Beverly Bennett, Alice Collins, Gwen Hilary-Fitch, Oba William King, and Dhamana Shauri. Our special guest is Reginald Robinson, ragtime specialist and recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant. Our youth concert is a celebration of Anansi, a well known trickster character from West African folklore.

Sunday, August 16 marks our annual fundraiser. Check our calendar for more details.

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