A concert to benefit the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist & Mentorship Grants (administered by the National Storytelling Network).
Featuring performances by past grant recipients!
Eva Abram–2022 Emerging Artist
A traditional storyteller, actress, and professional speaker, Eva uses the power of storytelling to build bridges to connect people with their humanity. Her graceful style captivates audiences of all ages.
April Armstrong—2020 Emerging Artist
A singer, actress, and storyteller, April performed Stories and Songs with a Jazzy Twist with her jazz trio at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem!
Cooper Braun-Enos—2018 Emerging Artist
Raised by granola eating coyotes in Colorado, Cooper reminds us that fairy tales were never just for children. He co-produces Stories with Spirit, a leading virtual storytelling program!
Baeletsi Tsatsi—2018 Emerging Artist
Based in Johannesburg, Baeletsi was a Storyteller-in-Residence at Play Africa, southern Africa’s pioneering children’s museum, and worked with Nal’ibali, a national campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling!
Sufian Zhemukhov—2020 Emerging Artist
Dubbed by NPR “From Russia Without Love,” Sufian’s stories are based on his personal experience as a first-generation immigrant and political analyst, which might be funnier than it sounds!
And emceed by Regi Carpenter.