Arbëreshë Oral Storytelling with George Richard Manus

Talk & Live Conversation

Please join us for an intimate fireside chat with George Richard Manus, an evening of Arbëreshë storytelling in our live online series.

Friday, April 2, 2021

5:30 PM ET (New York)

The Arbëreshë have an oral storytelling tradition going back generations. Storytelling nurtures connections, is universal and is as ancient as humankind.

The Arbëreshë Program by Albanian Institute promotes the culture, music, history, heritage and encourages a better understanding and appreciation of values and time-honored traditions of the Arbëreshë people. REGISTER

George Richard Manus, 85 years old, and his brother Ronald Manus, 87 years old (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 or sayings from their grandparents whom were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese, also known as Vakarici, in Calabria, and immigrated to America, New York, New Jersey area, a period of in wave immigration, beginning in the mid to late 1800’s.

The Arbëreshë have an oral storytelling tradition going back generations. Storytelling nurtures connections with people in real life. Storytelling is universal and is as ancient as humankind.

Registration & Admission


The event is hosted by Albanian Institute New York, and will take place online via Zoom.

Please note that we will use the webinar format for this program; no preparation or previous knowledge is required to attend. You will receive a reminder email the day of the program with the link and password to join the talk. You are welcome to join the waiting room starting approximately 15 minutes early and will be admitted to the talk promptly.

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Part of the Arbëreshë Program