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African Folk Tale-The Lion’s Whisker

Thu, April 23, 2020
Lehman College 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468

African Folk Tale features a charming cast of human characters, puppets, original songs and favorite African animals!

The story prepares young people for life, and so taught a lesson or moral.

For several generations, stories from Africa have traditionally been passed down by word of mouth. Often, after a hard day’s work, the adults would gather the children together by moonlight, around a village fire and tell stories. This is traditionally called Tales by Moonlight. Usually the stories are meant to prepare young people for life, and so taught a lesson or moral.

A delightful musical adaptation of a traditional African Folk Tale, this show features a charming cast of human characters as well as our favorite African animals!

When lonely Minya marries a widowed man with a son, she goes to a Wise Man for advice. He tells her that in order to win the heart of the little boy she must first pluck three whiskers from a Wild Lion! In doing so she not only finds the courage to tame the lion, but also the secret to gaining the love of her new family.

The show features a multitude of masks and puppets ranging from three quarter life-sized to gigantic and is highlighted with shadow puppetry and original songs.

Don’t miss out this special treat for Black History Month Celebration!

Curriculum Connections- Folk Tales, Music, Theater, Arts, Classic Literature, Reading, Writing, Black History