SOUSOU SATURDAYS
SOUSOU! SATURDAYS

First annual SouSou! Saturdays series at our new CCCADI Firehouse home. Offering our visiting family audiences creative experiences in art making, dance workshops, oral tradition and music presentations rooted in the cultures and history of Africa, and its Diaspora. Inspired by the cooperative economic practice known throughout the Diaspora by such names as "Colecta", "Box Hand", "San", "Partna", or "Sou-Sou",  we've borrowed from, and transformed this long-standing practice of collective trust, and contribution into a "cultural SouSou" for the community. (Activities appropriate for children ages 4-10) 


UPCOMING SOUSOU! SATURDAYS LIST OF EVENTS

 

African SouSou! | 2/11 Honoring African Heritage 365

Session 1 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Storytelling with Baba Atiba - Join us for traditional West African folktales, music, and song.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Yoruba Crown Making - Come create your own crown inspired by those worn by the Yoruba royalty of Nigeria.

Session 2  | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Yoruba Crown Making - Come create your own crown inspired by those worn by the Yoruba royalty of Nigeria.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Storytelling with Baba Atiba - Join us for traditional West African folktales, music, and song.

 

Sheroes | 3/11 - Celebrating Warrior Women

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Storytelling with Wisdom & Delight, featuring Abike Jotayo - Timeless stories highlighting the strength of African Diaspora women  

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - Warrior Banners - Create a warrior banner celebrating an inspiring sh



Spring SouSou! | 4/8 - Our Culture Grows in El Barrio

Morning & Afternoon Sessions | 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM  (Activities for families with children ages 4-10)

A) 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Callaloo Kids! - Exploring your heritage is fun with Callaloo Kid, Winston Trevor Thomas! 

   12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM - Culture Pop-up Books -  Produce a love poem to El Barrio for your very own pop-up publication!

 

B) 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM -  Callaloo Kids! - Exploring your heritage is fun with Callaloo Kid, Winston Trevor Thomas!

2:00 NOON - 3:00 PM -  Culture Pop-up Books -  Produce a love poem to El Barrio for your very own pop-up publication!

 

Register herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-sousou-our-culture-grows-in-el-barrio-tickets-32299425451 



Mami SouSou! |  5/13 - For All Mothers

Morning to Afternoon Sessions | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (Activities for families with children ages 4-10)

A) 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON - Mommy & Me! - Moms and kids come together and enjoy a fun workshop of rhythms and movement. 

B) 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM -  Family Film -  Award-winning animated film, Kirikou and the Sorceress! (free movie snack provided)

C)1:30 PM - 2:45 PM -  Mommy Mandalas - Make a beautifully African motif-inspired Mandala for your special mother. 

 

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mama-sousou-celebrating-our-mothers-tickets-34046261284 


Baba SouSou! | 6/10 - For All Fathers


(RSVP link will become available May 22nd)

 

Program subject to change

 

 

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