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 at the Black Ensemble Theater for The BET 2015 International Cultural Festival! It's the next big event on our exciting lineup of concerts for 2015. On Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm join ASE and special guest, Samual SaviorFaire Williams for "Stories That Unite Us All" at the Black Ensemble Theater, 4550 North Clark Street in Chicago.

In addition to ASE, the event features Muntu Dance Theater, Tsukasa Taiko Japanese Drummers, and theater performances that highlight the Columbian, Caribbean, Indian and Romanian cultures. 


Fee for the ASE event: $15 per person


Tickets are available at the BET boxoffice

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