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Sou Sou! Saturdays: Haitian Tradition of Krik-Krak Storytelling

April 6, noon6 pm.

This April installment of CCCADI’s family art-based education program, Sou Sou! Saturdays celebrates the written and spoken word in the spirit of National Poetry Month with traditional Haitian call-and-response storytelling, Krik-Krak!

This community workshop featuring Ibi Zoboi and Jeff Dess provides a creative space for families and youth to expand their understanding of Haitian roots and its shared lineage with the broader African diaspora throughout the Caribbean. 

In honor of National Poetry Month, this Sou Sou event will also feature a poetry-writing workshop led by the East Harlem Poets Collective, an initiative created by Willie Perdomo, State Poet of NY (2021-2023), in partnership with A New York State of Poetry and the Teachers & Writers Collaborative.

Inspired by the financial resource-sharing traditions known throughout the African Diaspora by such names as “Colecta”, “Box Hand”, “San”, “Partna”, or “Sou-Sou”, this family-based art and education program reinterprets Sou Sou as an exchange of cultural resources. 

There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited; registration is strongly suggested. Attendees will be able to view the current exhibition, BYENVENI.