National United Methodist Women's Assembly
Larke lead a focus group on "Hip-Hop and the Gospel" at
the Anaheim, California conference in May 2006. This
year's theme was "Rise, Shine, Glorify
God!". Below is a
quote from a teen participant:
"It's very rare for a
teenager to sneak into a class. But after I heard the
'musical styling' of singer-songwriter Paula Larke through the walls of the Anaheim Convention
Center during the 2006 United Methodist Women's Assembly, I knew
I had to be part of the loop."
Quote by Deanna R. Stovall
Click here for complete quote
Lafayette College Residency
Student mentor resists
distraction as she tells a
story in Larke's theatre workshop for mentors
and their charges.
in Sitka, Alaska!
In March, 2006,
Paula went to
Sitka, Alaska for a fourteen-day residency with the Combined Agencies/
Community of Sitka. This included consulting, performances,
with Sitka Public
Schools, Mt. Edgecumbe High School,
Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the Family Justice Center, and the Tribal
Community Center, Sheet Ka Kwan ‘na Kahidi.
Go here for
details on the residency
Can you say, "It's cold up here"?
Larke with percussionist Kim Nimoy, violinist Elektra Kurtis and
others at Ft. Tryon Park, Sept. 11, 2005 from 12 to 3PM. Concert
at Broadway and 191st St. on the terrace of the park overlooking the
Hudson River. Learn about, join the
September Concert tradition! www.septemberconcert.org
Fort Tryon Park
190th Street, Washington Heights
New York, NEW YORK 10040
Black Belt Roots Festival
Eutaw Society of Folk Arts and Culture
P.O. Box 566
Eutaw AL 35462
Greene County Courthouse Square, Eutaw, AL. Last weekend in
workin' her magic with the crowd
Paula Larke performed her Alabama family history in song,
poetry, and story for celebrants at the tribute for Black Belt folk
artists August 25. Motivational performances -"Hard-Knock
Life Stories from the Roads Less Traveled" for school
students on Friday, Aug. 26, and "Celebrate
the Possible" on the Courthouse Square Main stage of the
Festival Saturday, Aug. 27. She visited an area church on
Sunday, Aug. 28th.
While in Greene, County, Paula visited community members in
their homes as well as those in institutions, sharing songs and
stories of faith, courage and wisdom across the spiritual
"Welcome Table" .
June 18, 4-7pm
9 Gammon Ave. SW
(off University Ave., behind
cultural artists, food, music, fun
Sponsored by Project South and Alternate Roots
June 28-30, 2005
Paula Larke will be featured
performer as part of Harambee United Church of Christ's traditional
tribute to our African and African American ancestral history, "THE
MAAFA", now in its third year of presentation by the congregation of
Harambee UCC in Harrisburg, PA. The MAAFA is a week-long series of
events, beginning with a two-day pageant chronicling two hundred years
of African American history at The Forum Place in downtown Harrisburg.
The observance continues with special keynote speakers and culminates in
a three day celebration of local talent featuring
the return engagement of Ms. Larke's "serious fun" music and message.
This new addition to the tradition is called "Cafe MAAFA",
and was held each night on June 28, 29, and 30, 2005 at the church.
Power of Arts in Education
May 28, 2005
"The Power of Arts in Education”
was held May 28, 2005 at Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC. It
planned as a sharing event for artists and educators from across the
South and a celebration of their work to promote and use the arts in
schools and community settings. The purpose and intent was to promote the
value and benefit of the arts in education including Special Education
with special focus on examining methods for using the arts as tools and
strategies for teaching and learning.
Evening *Performers and exhibit
presenters: Paula Larke (NYC, formerly of Durham),
M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Jackson, MS), Fruit of Labor Singers (Raleigh, NC),
Marquez Rhyne (Carpetbag Theater, Knoxville, TN), Hollis Watkins
(Jackson, MS), Carolyn Morris (Atlanta, GA), local artists, and more.
a flyer with details.
For more programming information
Voices in the Treetops, Inc.
applies the arts
to the delicate and crucial task of fostering creative, ethical
collaboration and partnerships for greater community wellness.
Through the arts, we design and/or support programs for children,
teens, and adults which lend themselves to constructive dialogue and
equitably advantageous collaboration between community service
agencies, artists, individual community advocates, health
professionals and educators.