On Sunday, Feb. 25, professional storyteller, vocalist, musician, arts educator and motivational speaker Rev. Dr. Queen Mother Elaine Lloyd-Nazario will present “A Tribute to African Culture” at the historic Oswald J. Nitschke House (49 S. 21 Str., Kenilworth) at 1:30 p.m. The entertaining and educational interactive program, which is being hosted by the Kenilworth Historical Society as part of its annual Black History Month Celebration, has value for all age groups. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and develop an understanding of and appreciation for African culture through Queen Mother’s engaging manner of storytelling, music, traditional attire — and more. Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children under the age of 12. Advance registration is requested, as seating is limited. The Nitschke House has an elevator and is fully accessible. For information/reservations, please call 908-709-0434.
“Queen Mother” is an African traditionally earned title of nobility that recognizes cultural wisdom and community work. Queen Mother Elaine Lloyd-Nazario, who is a former Kenilworth resident, has brought her programs to a wide range of schools, museums, festivals, theatres, retreats and special events and also has hosted/produced her own public radio shows. In addition to her busy touring schedule, she currently teaches a popular Drums of Compassion program at Oakwood Avenue Elementary School in Orange, N.J.
Over the course of her impressive 40-year career, Queen Mother has been building bridges of peace through the arts. As a motivational speaker, she uses the wisdom of ancient African culture to inspire her intercultural following. She is a respected scholar in ancient Egyptian culture and spirituality and serves as interfaith Pastor of Shenu Art and Yoga Sanctuary, which teaches the philosophy of art as activism, peace and healing.
Proceeds from the Feb. 25 event will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray programming costs.
The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J. Nitschke House, local history and culture.
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