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Elmer Gibson’s Ijapa and Mr. Igbin

Adapted from the Yoruba tale “The Tortoise and the Wisdom of the World,” this performance features original music by Elmer Gibson performed by youth string quartet United Strings of Color. The story is narrated by voice-over actor Henry O. Lovett, and original artwork by students from Poe Elementary School in Raleigh accompany this innovative presentation. Children ages 4 through 11 are sure to enjoy the performance. A short lecture and Q and A on Yoruba culture follows.

Mixed-media drawing of tortoise and snail courtesy of United Strings of Color


Oct 16, 2021


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Free; registration required
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(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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