Please join us for an intimate fireside chat with George Richard Manus, an evening of Arbëreshë storytelling.
George, 85, and his brother Ronald Manus, 87, (family's original last name was Minici) are the last living relatives in the family that have memories of the Arbëreshë language and stories, songs and old passed-down refrains and sayings from their grandparents who were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese in Calabria, and immigrated to America.
The Arbëreshë have an oral storytelling tradition going back generations. Storytelling nurtures connections, it is universal and it's as ancient as humankind.
The Arbëreshë Program by Albanian Institute promotes culture, music, and heritage and encourages a better understanding and appreciation of values and time-honored traditions of the Arbëreshë people.