In words, song, and music Camille Yarbrough, Master Griot, will recount 400 years of presence, struggle and resilience of African Americans in the United States.

“Camille Yarbrough is an award-winning performance artist, author, and cultural activist. With a career that spans over sixty years, several continents, countless awards and accolades, and a few generations, Nana Camille has earned legendary status. She continues to inspire audiences today via her local, long-running television show of sixteen years (Ancestor House), via her popular musical CD (also entitled Ancestor House), and via performances and lectures focusing on poetry, music, Black art, spirituality, and culture…..Regardless of the medium, Nana Camille’s life-long vision remains clear. She consistently champions the beauty and greatness of African people wherever they are in the world. Her mission is to raise their glory and in so doing vibrate that thread of humanity that links us all.” (

"And Still We Count" Mr. James Tillman will re-count his family history from the 1700s in America and in East New York from the 1920s.

This is event is being co-sponsored by East New York Restoration.

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