Sharing Africa is a fun, colorful, high energy and interactive presentation of Africa through dance, songs, chants and drumming. Targeted at K – 12th grade students and teachers, the program features Oriki Theater’s ensemble cast of highly skilled and talented dancers...
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The " Village" consists of a Royal Palace, Village huts, a Market place, and features colorful and interactive activities for both young and old, like story telling, drumming, dancing, face painting, mask making, etc.
Oriki Theater's "African Village on Tour" was first featured at the 1994 San Jose America Festival. The project brings to any location a physical representation of a real African village. Life size but portable structures are set up indoors or outdoors giving visitors to the village an opportunity to visit "Africa" without leaving their grounds.
The " Village" consists of a Royal Palace, Village huts, a Market place, and features colorful and interactive activities for both young and old, like story telling, drumming, dancing, face painting, mask making, etc. Themes of African traditional life are re-enacted, including: libations, naming ceremonies, marriage, etc.
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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
…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