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Rescheduled to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Dada Rafiki: Conversations **RESCHEDULED**

Presented by Annie Ruth and Cincinnati Arts Association

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  • Date
    Oct 31, 2020
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    Aronoff Center
  • Location
    Jarson-Kaplan Theater
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Dada Rafiki: Conversations **RESCHEDULED**

Presented by Annie Ruth and Cincinnati Arts Association


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order banning public gatherings of 100 or more people until further notice to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, Dada Rafiki: Conversations has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 7:00 PM at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Current ticket holders will be sent new tickets with the rescheduled date and time. These tickets will be sent prior to the new performance date, and we will notify you by email before they are sent.

Ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled performance may contact the Aronoff Center Ticket Office for refund information at (513) 621-2787 (Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) or [email protected]

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili language of Eastern Africa.  Ruth uses this engaging and interactive evening to honor women from all walks of life in the Tri-state area. This year's theme is  Conversations – Celebrating the year of the woman! This year’s theme promotes a universal message of hope, health, and healing for Greater Cincinnati.

Experience a multi-sensory artistic expression of music, dance, song and spoken word honoring the legacy and impact of women. Hosted by WLWT News Anchor Courtis Fuller with performances by Annie Ruth, Singer/Songwriter Sistah LaLa, Mother and son team Yah’El Abiyah Yisra’el & William Menefield, Cincinnati Opera artist Gabriella Sam, Acclaimed multicultural dancer and choreographer Jeaunita Olowe and a host of community performers.

Dada Rafiki Honorees:

  • Pastor Dr. Robert L. Harris, Baba of Honor
  • Elissa Lee Yancey
  • Sheila Holmes Howard
  • Anne Cushing-Reid
  • Tracey A. DuEst
  • Cammie Combs-Montgomery
  • Andrea Smythe Taylor
  • Regina Johnson Phillips
  • Bernadette Watson
  • Delores Hargrove-Young
  • Quiera Levy-Smith
  • Geneva Watkins Miller

Spotlight Sister Organizations:

  • New Prospect Baptist Church Culinary Kitchen Ministry
  • National Council of Negro Women- Cincinnati Chapter
  • Cincinnati Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
  • Queens Village – Cradle Cincinnati
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.


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Sat, Oct 31, 2020 - 7:00PM
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