Folktales & Stories with Pamela Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.

Date/Time: Sundays, 2-3pm beginning September 9Mrs. Badila just completed directing and performing at “The Badila Family: A Celebration of Community and Culture,”  a successful summer weekend at Hudson Hall. This artistic and cultural celebration included Mrs. Badila’s production of “Spirit of the River” based on a West African folktale.  

“This library program will focus on tales throughout the world with a mix of reading many beautiful children’s folktale stories, telling folktales to represent the oral tradition they began in, and performing and doing crafts with the children based on what we’ve read and heard.” stated Mrs. Badila.

Pamela is best known as the matriarch of the Badila clan and co-founder, with her late husband Elombe, of the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre. This community theatre company is known for their percussion ensemble, featured annually at the Hudson Winter Walk event and many others in the Northeast. Pamela writes and produces for Diata Diata, and for many years has brought people together through the power of stories.

This program is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible. “Folktales & Stories” is geared towards children ages 6-11, however children of all ages are welcome.

For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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