The Carpetbag Theatre

Carpetbag Theatre Presents! OrisiRisi African Folklore Residency


  • 4th United Presbyterian Church 1323 North Broadway Knoxville, TN, 37917 United States

OrisiRisi African Folklore will be in residence with the Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. Orisirisi, one of the worlds most preeminent performing arts company, was created in 1986 with the expressed purpose of sharing both the beauty and poignancy of African life and culture.

Co-produced, directed, and performed by a husband and wife team comprised of Nigerian born folk-artist Adetutu Harrell and Don Harrell a music scholar and performing artist, who is a life-long veteran of stage and screen, Orisirisi (a Yoruba word pronounced o-re-she-re-she) utilizes varied artistic forms to impart folk-knowledge and experiences to and for their audiences.

Since inception Orisirisi African Folklore has captured the imagination of people the world over, with its unique brand of African folkloric performances and education programs, and Don and Tutu proudly offer Orisirisi (different, different things) to you.