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Event Details: I`m Tawkin` Here: Storytelling with a New Yawk Accent

Description: Join us this Wednesday, April 24th, for "I`m Tawkin` Here: Storytelling with a New Yawk Accent." Time: 7:30pm Location: Everett Lounge Admission: Free with donations accepted "I`m Tawkin` Here" is a citywide celebration of all that is New York in story, music and film. We`re traveling through the boroughs on five consecutive Wednesdays, from April 10-May 8, promoting the culture of each borough: the history, the stories, and the accents. Each event features stories from borough Natives and Transplants - two groups that live in the same city but often know little about each other. Hosted by Michele Carlo (It Came From New York) Featuring stories from the "Natives": *Maria Aponte (Spanish Harlem/ El Barrio) - Performance artist and author of Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella *Dom Ferraro (Little Italy) - Wiseguy Jr. and childhood pal of Martin Scorsese *Aladdin Ullah (Spanish Harlem) - Writer and actor ("Sita Sings the Blues") whose solo play, Dishwasher Dreams, chronicles his father`s move from Bangladesh to Harlem *Plus our "Token" non-native New Yorker: Will Lee (Lower East Side via Connecticut) - Former "Kung Fu Comic" street performer and founder of the true story series Talkingstick *And a musical ode to Manhattan from Chantilly Mers (Harlem via Hawaii) - Singer/songwriter and Director of Community Arts at Metro Hope Church in East Harlem The evening will conclude with a sneak peek of Heather Quinlan`s "If These Knishes Could Talk," the definitive documentary on the New York accent, which chronicles its origins, evolution and possible disappearance. The film will premiere at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival on May 16th, and has been featured in the WSJ, NPR, NBC, CBS and NY1. Knishes and refreshments are provided by the Center for African Education.

Type: Lectures & Talks

Location: Everett Lounge, Teachers College

Date & Time: 4/24/2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Contact: Bridget Bartolini


Contact Phone: 212-678-3309

Contact's Affiliation: Center for African Education


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