Description

At its home in Jamaica, Queens, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a roster of wide-ranging cultural activities of interest to its largely African-American constituents, including music performances, lectures and writing workshops in addition to programs for children and their families.

School/Groups

By appointment, the organization will undertake in-school workshops in cultural craft-making, creative writing and storytelling. Craftmaking consists largely of tie-dyeing, jewelry-making and drum- and mask-making, which are designed to reinforce lessons on classical West African culture. Storytellers, sometimes accompanied by music, utilize a "call and response" method as a means of encouraging deeper engagment by student audiences.