Storytellers Nancy Wang, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Anawumi Jean Moss headline Tell-a-Bration, a storytelling festival taking place Saturday as part of the Baltimore Book Festival. They'll appear first at the Enoch Pratt Central Branch Library and later at Center Stage.
California-based Wang and Kikuchi-Yngojo will demonstrate Asian folk tales using music and choreography from the East and the West, the old and the new. Moss, who lives in Massachusetts, focuses on instilling pride in one's heritage and teaching appreciation of cultural differences.
The Growing Griots, a "by-kids-for-kids" storytelling troupe based in Maryland, will kick off Tell-a-Bration at 12:30 p.m. at the Central Branch Library's Children's Garden (400 Cathedral St.). The troupe will be followed by Wang and Kikuchi-Yngojo's performance of Asian Treasures: Bag of Folktales at 1:30 p.m, and Moss' presentation at 2:30 p.m. Wang, Kikuchi-Yngojo and Moss will perform again at the Pearlstone Theater at Center Stage at 6 p.m (700 N. Calvert St.). Registration required; call 410-396-5494.
Wang and Kikuchi-Yngojo will also appear at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Towson Branch Library. Free tickets required. 320 York Road, 410-887-6166.