This week's Summer Reading program, Every Hero Has a Story,
A native of Ghana, Habiba performs an interactive, multi-cultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and drumming. Her stories will introduce the audience to heroes in their own world as well as those far, far away.
Anyone who has witnessed her performances will testify that she blends her sense of humor with extremely genuine respect and love for these revered traditions. Abiba teaches and performs with infectious joy and adept technical accuracy. She has performed and taught the local community in dance, storytelling and theater through companies such as Miracle Theater, Northwest Afrikan American Ballet and Portland State University.
These programs are paid for by Ready to Read grant money from the Oregon Legislature with additional support from the Sylvia Beach Hotel, Ross and Janis Neigebauer, Jeannette Hofer and Newport’s Umpqua Bank. Look here for more information about Addo’s show or other summer reading presentations.