|February 7, 2008|
Don Harrell '75 brings African Folklore to campus
Ilenbilu Adetutu “Tutu” Harrell
The Black Student Union (BSU) will bring acclaimed performing arts company OrisiRisi to the Nott Memorial Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. for an African folklore performance.
The performance, which is free and open to the public, is part of the celebration of Black History Month. A reception will follow.
Co-produced, directed and performed by veteran stage actor Don Harrell ’75 and his wife, the Nigerian born folk-artist Ilenbilu Adetutu “Tutu” Harrell, OrisiRisi was created in 1986 to share the beauty and poignancy of African life and culture.
Don Harrell ’75
Pronounced “O-re-she-Re-she,” a Yoruba term meaning “different things,” the team has received critical acclaim for its creative use of vocals, dance, drums and audience participation to impart African-rooted folk-knowledge and educational experiences.
The performance is co-sponsored by U-Program, the President's Office, Academic Opportunity Program, the History Department, Modern Languages & Literatures, UNITAS, the Music Department, Africana Studies and the English and Classics departments.
For more information, visit: http://www.orisirisi.com.