Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 8, 2014

OrisiRisi African Folklore to perform Drum Stories at Elisabeth Lahti and Robert Morgade libraries Feb 1

For immediate release: January 7, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

On Saturday, February 1, OrisiRisi African Folklore will be performing “Drum Stories” at two Martin County library locations. There will be a late-morning performance at Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr, Stuart, at 11 am and a mid-afternoon performance at Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave, Indiantown, at 3 pm. These performances encourage the attendance of all ages!

Pronounced (O-re-she-re-she), a Yoruba term meaning different things, African Folklore is a performing arts company formed in 1986 with the expressed purpose of sharing the beauty and poignancy of African life and culture. Having received critical acclaim far and wide for their unique, African-rooted, educational and entertaining presentations, Don Harrell and Nigerian born wife Tutu, co-produce and direct the many facets of their act. With varied African art OrisiRisi imparts different kinds of folk-knowledge and experiences to and for their audiences.

Drum Stories” is a joyous celebration including stories from the far corners of the African continent incorporating the tradition of audience participation with fun-filled call and response songs, spirited African drumming, and much more!

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at




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