How do you keep alive an endangered language? By singing it loud and proud!
Through catchy songs and fun storytelling, Cherokee tribal member and award-winning Z Puppets’ performer Chris Griffith leads an adventure into language reclamation.
Sing along and you, too, will learn how to count to three, make the basic sounds, say hello and thank you in Cherokee!
Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Chris Griffith is the co-Creative Director of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, an award winning performing and teaching artist and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.
Although his family roots are in Oklahoma, Chris has lived outside Cherokee Nation most of his life.
Recently, the Cherokee Nation declared a state of emergency for their language. With Say It! Sing It! Play It! In Cherokee, Chris taps into the power of playfulness to counter the rapid disappearance of indigenous languages.
Chris developed this performance with support from an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Chris Griffith is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Arts Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Questions? Call Z Puppets’ Creative Director Shari Aronson at (612) 724-1435 x2