My Grandparents, 2012. Idy Ciss
Excerpt from Idy Ciss's Story Interview
Idy Ciss (Sereer Ethnic Group)
Master Dancer and Visiting Tradition Bearer
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A collaborative project, Intersections will transform vacant lots on the corner of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Junior boulevards into a gathering space that celebrates these great Americans and community principles. A three-phased project, the first phase is complete and consisted of community meetings, in-school and community programs for youth, and resident surveys. The result is a design plan based off of a West African Adinkra symbol. This video provides an overview of first phase activities. Stay tuned for Phase Two -- Lot Transformation.
Heritage Works - FELA! Visiting Artists
As part of its Heritage School activities in Osborn at Nsoroma Institute and Brenda Scott Academy, Heritage Works provided visiting artists workshops with Iris Wilson and Talu Green, cast members of the award-winning FELA! musical. This video captured some of the classes at Nsoroma Institute. Special thanks to the students of Nsoroma, the cast of FELA! and our funders. heritageworks.org