Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of cultural enrichment and community solidarity as the ASE: Chicago Association of Black Storytellers proudly presents "Kaleidoscope II: Storytelling for a Cause." Set against the backdrop of Christ the Mediator Church, located at 3100 South Calumet Avenue in the heart of Chicago, this extraordinary storytelling concert is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
The event promises to be a tapestry of vibrant narratives and creative expressions, meticulously arranged to delight and captivate. The program is divided into two distinct sessions, each catering to a different audience. At 2 PM, the ASE Youth Tellers will take the stage, weaving tales that resonate with youthful exuberance and imagination. Following this, at 3 PM, the ASE Adult Tellers will enchant the audience with stories that reflect a deeper well of experience and wisdom.
As the stories unfold, the air will resonate with the rhythmic beats of drumming, connecting us to ancient traditions and infusing the atmosphere with a pulsating energy. The power of song will also find its place, enhancing the emotional depth of the tales shared on stage. And amidst it all, there will be moments of musical interludes and poetic expressions that add layers of beauty to the narrative tapestry.
Yet, "Kaleidoscope II" is not just an event of entertainment; it's an event of purpose. The concert serves as a fundraiser for two significant causes: The National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) and the Organ Fund of Christ the Mediator Church. These intertwined philanthropic efforts symbolize the event's commitment to nurturing both cultural heritage and community support.
A highlight of the event will be the presence of a special guest, Sura Dupart, the Original Sun Drummer. Her enchanting rhythms and beats will create an enchanting aura, bridging traditional and contemporary musical forms.
A constellation of talented storytellers will grace the stage, including luminaries like Edith Armstrong, Betty Davis, Omiyale Dupart, Velma Gladney, and Dhamana Shauri. Their narratives will traverse a spectrum of emotions and themes, illuminating the rich tapestry of Black culture and history.
For those seeking more information about this compelling concert experience, Gwen Hilary is the person to contact. You can reach her at (312) 203-2281.
The event thrives on collective goodwill, and all love offerings from attendees will be deeply appreciated. So mark your calendars and come join us at "Kaleidoscope II: Storytelling for a Cause" as we celebrate the power of stories, music, and community to make a positive impact on the world.