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District 5 Unity in Diversity Award - May 2007
 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 

Mayors Award 1998 

 

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Prior to your existence, there was a void in this community of real, educational, entertaining, informative African culture.

- NAACP – San Jose / Silicon Valley Chapter

 

Oriki Theater is a non profit community based theater, that provides opportunities for our communities to have a shared experience of the real Africa, its people and their way of life through a unique combination of dance, drama, music, poetry, chants, folk stories and the drum. Founded in 1992, Oriki Theater has over thirty public engagements yearly. From outreach programs in local schools to season productions, the theater seeks to provide various ways for participants to experience Africa, it’s people and their way of life.

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…for your contribution to enriching the life of the community particularly through programming in schools”

- City of Mountain View Mayor’s Award, 1998

 


 
In recognition of outstanding and invaluable contribution to the community.

- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, awarded to Oriki Theater, 10/25/03

 


 
This is a group dead-set on presenting authentic African culture

- The Metro

 

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The above quotes testify to the role Oriki Theater has been playing in the Silicon Valley community for over a decade as the first voice for African cultural experience. In Silicon Valley one can find an expression of almost all world cultures. Oriki Theater brings to this mix, a unique set of programs that enriches the residents of the region. Beyond the typical artistic programs, Oriki has developed other projects that impact our community. These include: a rites of passage for young boys and girls, workshops and seminars on African studies, literature and drama, bridge projects and forums like the annual Diversity Youth Forum, a program that brings about one hundred teens together for a full day of dialogue on race, gender and other barriers. Our production style makes it possible for everyone to understand, relate to and enjoy our performances. People come to our shows for a variety of reasons. Some come to get their fix of African rhythms, others come to spiritually connect with their ancestry, or to study the African culture as expressed in dance and movement; or just to have fun. Whatever the motivation for attending is, one thing we guarantee is that you will leave the experience with a deeper appreciation of Africa and Africans. 

 icon Oriki in the press
 

 

Prior to your existence, there was a void in this community of real, educational, entertaining, informative African culture.

- NAACP – San Jose / Silicon Valley Chapter

…for your contribution to enriching the life of the community particularly through programming in schools

- City of Mountain View Mayor’s Award, 1998

In recognition of outstanding and invaluable contribution to the community.

- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, awarded to Oriki Theater, 10/25/03

This is a group dead-set on presenting authentic African culture

- The Metro