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Rincon Youth Storytellers Performance
Dec 19, 2015 – 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us for a performance of traditional Luiseño songs and stories by the Rincon Youth Storytellers in our grand rotunda on Saturday December 19, 2015, at 2 pm!
Rincon Youth Storytellers is an out-of-school program comprised of third through high school-aged students from Rincon and surrounding San Diego County reservations. Since 2006, the Storytellers have traveled to local schools, colleges, and conferences performing traditional Luiseño and other local songs, stories, and games. Utilizing several mediums of mixed visual art including photographs, original artworks, language, and performance, the Rincon Youth Storytellers are able to breathe life into traditional stories that might otherwise go untold.
As the Rincon Youth Storytellers sing songs, narrate, and perform stories, they learn and absorb the sounds of their language. The students also acquire public speaking and literacy skills as they are asked to understand the origins of and to tell these songs and stories. They are able to build a base for who they are as information is gathered about the ways their ancestors lived from the songs, stories, and games they sustain. This knowledge base is a powerful tool for the Storytellers when engaging in classes, socializing in groups, and making plans for how they will maintain a culturally rich identity for themselves in the future.
It is the group’s honor and purpose to share this treasured history with the larger community of San Diego County so that they may also experience a greater understanding of the importance of the preservation of the songs, stories, and games of the original inhabitants of the area.
This performance is free with museum admission.