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Native Tongue: A Story Slam

  • Harlem Stage 150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031 United States (map)
Design by Andre Padayhag

Design by Andre Padayhag


Created by award winning storyteller Aman Ali, Native Tongue: A Story Slam, will investigate the theme of ‘Home’ through the viewpoint of multigenerational artists, thinkers, and disrupters. Native Tongue story slam showcases and celebrates the lives of marginalized voices around the corner and around the globe. The show debuted in New York City in May 2013 to a max capacity crowd and has since performed to dozens of sold out crowds across the globe.

Each thematic show is a platform for storytellers, Urban Griots, to battle by telling personal stories that the audience then votes upon. The winner of the story slam will (literally) get crowned as Best Storyteller of the evening. Featuring: John Fugelsang, Luqman Brown, Mama Akankè, Salim Ptah, Suzie Afridi and surprise guests.

Dance party to follow with DJ LotusMoon spinning a soulful sonic groove.

Earlier Event: October 6
DREAMSTATES and Saul Williams
Later Event: November 6
A Misty Copeland Ballet Class