Please join the Township and the Berkeley Heights Public Library at Town Hall this Sunday, October 16 for fun-filled cultural event for kids - a royal celebration of storytelling, song and dance by Your Queens, Inc. Showtime begins promptly at 12 noon in the big multipurpose room to the left off the main lobby once you walk into Town Hall. Children, families and friends welcome. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!!!
Your Queens, Incorporated, a 501(c)3 organization, is the first registered African Royalty character company depicting the stories of non-fictional African Kings and Queens. Our mission is to evaluate, educate and express the dynamic lineage of real African women and men, through storytelling, song & dance.
This cultural program is made possible in part by a 2021 HEART (history, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of County Commissioners.
In the costume entertainment industry where most characters are fictional, Your Queens Inc. brings to life- Queen Amina of Zaria - Nigeria, Queen Makeda of Sheba - Ethiopia, and Queens Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Goddess Isis, King Tut of Egypt and more. Founded by Dancer teacher, Designer & Entrepreneur Ekiuwa Asemota, Your Queens was created because she felt it was the right time to teach today's youth and adults about the beautiful royal lineage of African Kings and Queens, through storytelling, song & dance. With a constant cycle of injustice, racism, depression, doubt and fear, Your Queens shares the historic stories of royal African lineage, through costume characters, in a positive light. What better way to express it, by entertaining while learning.
For the past seven years, Your Queens have provided services to over 400 organizations including public schools, counseling centers, special events, art/music festivals, colleges and more. Media and public features include Afropunk, Huffington Post, Essence, Elle Magazine, Hot 97, The Root, and CUNY TV. Through storytelling, song and dance, each Queen and King, adorned in royal costume, share their dynamic history with the audience, while bringing joy, building self-esteem and confidence. To conclude, Please feel free to share Your Queens with people, companies, schools and organizations you know in which we can provide energy, confidence, excellence and a great sense of crowned culture with each person. Each audience will travel through time with us, soaking in a world of rich African culture from Egypt, Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia and the continent. We are also available virtually and for interviews, press, including radio and TV appearances.
Photo credit: YourQueens.com