City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston
Saturday, November 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston. Charlotte breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. Her solo performances are often enhanced with traditional instruments such as djembe, mbira, shekere, or the 21-stringed kora. Her repertoire is wide and programs are adapted to any grade level or age group.