Count Down to South Africa

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 by

Tickets – check!  Passport – check!  Shots – check! Taratibu Youth Association is counting down our trip to South Africa and the excitement is in the air.  On November 28, 2013, we will head to the airport on a venture of international outreach and cultural history.  Our excursion will take us to the Apartheid Museum

International Women’s Day

Friday, 08 March 2013 by

Today is International Women’s Day and like others we honor the achievements of women around the world. On this day and every day we must also remember that women and girls around the world still face unimaginable and horrific violence. If you have ever seen our performances, then you know that we are not afraid to

THEARC Performance

Saturday, 02 March 2013 by

Thank you to everyone at the Arts & Technology Academy for having us in your production of Sarafina at THEARC in Washington, DC! This adaption of the broadway musical centers on the social unrest of apartheid South Africa in the mid-1970’s. This compelling “coming-of-age” story follows the title character, Sarafina, during her journey to understand

Valentine’s Day

Sunday, 03 February 2013 by

Taratibu Youth Association hosted elementary and middle-school students for a special Black History Month performance at Joe’s Movement Emporium on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013. This year we entitled our annual show “Perceptions and Truth,” because its our unique perspective on the images and struggles and triumphs of young people today. This entertaining and educational special performance

Bokamoso Youth visit TYA

Saturday, 19 January 2013 by

We first met Patti Macie and Jim Cawley of the Bokamosa Youth Foundation at a special “South Africa Night,” sponosored by the National Press Club. After a few weeks of arranging and planning, we got to meet the Bokamoso Youth Centre performers! What a great opportunity to learn from each other! While our cultures can

In Honor of MLK

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 by

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929.  As young people, we recognize his contribution to our nation and the world and we honor him on this day. His strong leadership and unprecedented power of speech gave people the faith and courage to keep working peacefully for justice, even when others did

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