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Kazakh Fairy Tales

  • Silk Road House 1944 University Ave Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

Kazakh Fairy Tales

with Ann Riley

Sunday, February 15, 1:00-2:30PM

Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700



The Silk Road House continues live storytelling sessions which will bring you and your children on an imaginary journey to the magical world of fairy tales and epic stories once wildly popular along the historical Silk Roads.


Today, Ann Riley takes our hero/jigit on a quest to find a golden ingot, a ghostly stallion, and respect for the she-wolf he married in the tale, "The Jigit and the Wolf Girl."

In February and March, we are offering a special eight-week storytelling series that presents newly translated Kazakh fairy tales, told for the first time in English. Each session will feature a storytelling performance for all ages, followed by a seminar discussion for adults connecting the stories to Kazakh folk culture led by Silk Road House director and Stanford anthropologist Alma Kunanbaeva. This is a unique opportunity to understand traditional tales in their cultural context, and we hope you can join us, whether once or for the whole program!

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