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February 07, 2024 to February 07, 2024

Main Stage Theater

Celebrate Africa with Orisirisi drumming, dance, and call and response, inspiring the audience by exploring traditional stories of African heritage. The audience meets “Dog and Turtle,” “The Wolf and The Three Kids,” “Anansi and his Six Sons,” and hear many more entertaining stories that impart life lessons. Nigerian-born Adetutu “Tutu” Harrell and music scholar Don Harrell are spirited performers who have performed all over the world for Disney.

A Z Ticket Bank, FREE, evening Family Time performance provided by Arts for Learning and Virginia African American Cultural Center. Funding for this performance comes from Virginia African American Cultural Center, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
Orisirisi African Folklore is an awe-inspiring adventure rooted in the history, culture, and traditions of Africa: folktales, legends and myths, spirited drumming, dance and song, children’s games, and the African tradition of audience participation. Husband and wife team Don and Tutu Harrell founded this nationally acclaimed company in 1986 to share the beauty and poignancy of African life and culture. Since then, the company has presented its unique brand of folklore to countless people from a vast array of demographics and cultural backgrounds.