Storytelling with Diane Ferlatte (U.S.)Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 11 a.m.
Bring the whole family to a morning of storytelling with internationally-renowned performer Diane Ferlatte (U.S.)!
Nominated for a Grammy for Children’s Recording, storyteller Diane Ferlatte is a multi-award winning performer, who has captivated audiences in over 20 countries across six continents. While many of her stories & songs have African and African American roots, she loves to tell any story that holds truths touching upon our common humanity. Using a rhythm stick, incorporating American Sign Language, interacting with the audience in song as well as story, Diane’s audiences don’t want her to leave. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. Diane likes to say, “Stories are who we are. To learn about another culture or person, LISTEN to their stories.”
Style and wit, New Orleans charm, Oakland spirit, and world-wide travels have made Diane Ferlatte one of the most popular storytellers in the land. She has wowed audiences worldwide on six continents as she brings them on a journey through her stories, songs, sign language, humor, and audience interaction. While many of her stories & songs have African & African-American roots, she loves to tell any story that holds truths touching upon our common humanity. Among her programs are those that focus on Aesop, Brer Rabbit, and other folk tales, as well as personal and historical stories. Not only are adults as enthralled as the younger folk at her family performances, but she leaves all wanting for more.
Her eight recordings have all won awards including a Grammy nomination, multiple Parents’ Choice, American Library Association, iParenting Media, Storytelling World, & National Parenting Publications awards. Additional national awards include the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, & the California Arts Council’s Highest Ranking.