Join us as the storyteller Sharon Kennedy shares with us about her experience traveling across Ghana.
After service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.
In Sharon’s own words:
In 2012 I went on an extraordinary (and somewhat difficult) trip to Ghana and Burkina Faso. A friend and I traversed Ghana from the south to the north, and then into Burkina Faso, with a wonderful Ghanaian Muslim guide in a van which we all thought was air conditioned–but wasn’t. It was very hot, the roads were bad, and the food was too spicy for me; but the people were the friendliest I’ve ever met outside of Ireland, and everyone went out of their way to find me storytellers so I could collect stories.
On Sunday, January 13, at 11:00 am the Unitarian Church of Medford I will present my hour long show about this experience. Yes, I will tell Ghanaian folktales (and sing a song) I collected, but you will also travel with me as I show and talk about a dozen photos of rural Ghana and the storytellers.The program will conclude with West African music (on a boom box) and I will teach you a half dozen very simple West African dance moves.There will also be a dozen easy-to-use instruments, such as shakers and rainsticks, if you want to be a musician instead of a dancer.
School age children can definitely attend. West African stories are for all ages and so is the dancing.
I hope to see you there!