Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance and leads a related craft with children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginning March 16, 11am-12pm
Audience: Open to Children of All Ages.
“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.