A Celebration of Black Storytelling
 means "to teach and learn" in Zulu and KiSwahili
FUNDA offers the best in cultural "edu-tainment"

This much anticipated and highly visible event is the flagship of RIBS programming and reaches a statewide audiences of thousands. Each January for the week of the Martin Luther King Holiday, RIBS tellers, local artists and invited national and international guests bring the best of Black Storytelling to Rhode Island and Southern New England . For an entire week, Rhode Island will experience some of the best cultural arts programming across the state for the 20th year in a row.

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Sorytellers in Schools

Expose your students to the richness of Black history and African culture worldwide by working with us to bring a storyteller to your school. 


the liars contest

Now in it's 7th year the Liars Contest or RIBS Fibs bring all levels of experience together for the 16+ crowd to come tell their best lie on stage with judges and audience in tow the winner get bragging rights and a cash prize. 



We teach methods to find and write stories, along with the techniques to tell stories and engage the listening audience. We discuss what it is to be an active listener.  Workshops are interactive and instill confidence in participants young and old.



Experience storytelling at local libraries and community organizations from Woonsocket to Westerly and everywhere in between. Private events also take place at local schools for children.