The Hudson Area Library presents “Folktales & Stories for Children & Families” with Pamela Badila. Mrs. 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. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
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.
Info from Hudson Area Library / PHOTO CREDIT: JD Urban
Sundays, beginning September 9, 2018: 2 – 3pm
Hudson Area Library
Community Room, which is wheelchair accessible.
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534
“Folktales & Stories” is geared towards children ages 6-11 however children of all ages are welcome.
Free and open to the public.
Tel: 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library