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10/9 am
on KET

5:30/4:30 pm
on KET2

Nana Yaa Asantewaa, Storyteller & Artist

A native of Kentucky, Nana Yaa Asantewaa is an international storyteller, artist and workshop facilitator. She is also Founder and President Emerita of the Arts Council of Louisville.

Affectionately known throughout her travels as "Mama Yaa," she acquired her love for stories and the arts from her family. Nana Yaa has shared her artistry in the Virgin Islands, the African countries of Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Gambia and Gabon.

Nana Yaa Asantewaa is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has performed for the University's Women's Center, and the National Black Family Conference.

The mission of the Arts Council of Louisville is to assist community arts and artists by nurturing relationships, fostering multicultural diversity, providing tools and resource materials, and advocating for the growth and economic development of the Louisville community.

Help celebrate the Arts Council of Louisville's 10th anniversary! Attend the Winter Warmer Dance Party and FUNraiser, Saturday, February 23, 2008 from 7:30PM - 11PM. There will also be a dance workshop from 1PM - 2:30PM, and a drum workshop form 3PM - 4:30PM. All events will be held at the Bunbury Theatre at Third and Chestnut Streets downtown (on the 3rd floor of the Henry Clay Building). For admission and workshop information, call the Arts Council of Louisville at 502-585-9525, or e-mail

Program 216
A special gathering of Louisville's Jane Austen Society, visits to the Carnegie Center for Art & History in southern Indiana and the University of Louisville's Cressman Center for Visual Arts, plus a profile of civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. Nana Yaa Asantewaa, founder of the Arts Council of Louisville, is our guest. (#216)