Tales by Moonlight: The Return of African - Caribbean Folklore (Toronto)

Tales by Moonlight: The Return of African - Caribbean Folklore (Toronto)

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Regent Park

600 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B9

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Tales by Moonlight: The Return of African - Caribbean Folklore

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The two-day event at Regent Park, Toronto & Rosalea Park, Brampton will showcase a variety of different folktales and ancient stories from across Africa and the Caribbean. Children, youth, adults are all invited to this event of summer celebration through these tales and storytelling ceremony.

Tales by Moonlight is intended to connect young people of colour/black youth to their shared heritage and cultural roots. The intention is to reconnect or introduce children and youth to the practice of traditional storytelling and its creative use of folklore as a means to communicate unique ancestral world views, pass on important teachings, and strengthen the unity of the shared community of parents, caregivers and children. Children will learn through creative means the importance of qualities such as integrity, honesty, courage, leadership and teamwork; they will learn to value their own strengths and abilities; and will be inspired to think more creatively and draw their own interpretations and conclusions from the themes and concepts played out in each story, further refining their critical thinking skills.

A night of music, art, performances and more!

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