“From Chasing Whales to Picking Cranberries; Stories of a Cape Verdean Raconteur,” with Len Cabral, July 28

Storyteller Len Cabral

Internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral comes Museum on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. for a free public program in the Cook Memorial Theater, titled “From Chasing Whales to Picking Cranberries; Stories of a Cape Verdean Raconteur.”

Cabral has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len’s strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world.

This performance is part of the Whaling Museum’s a yearlong focus on Cape Verdean American history and culture and its critical role in the American whaling industry throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in New England. The Cape Verdean Maritime Exhibit opened July 5 in the museum’s Bourne Building.

Len’s performance is free. Admission to museum galleries after 5:00 p.m. is “buy one get one free.” The galleries are open until 8:00 p.m. on July 28.

This program is funded in part through a grant from the Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO), administered by the United States Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.

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