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Current Exhibit

What I Hear I Keep: Stories from Oakland's Griots

An art installation by Walter Hood with audio design by Holly Alonso

Open now through February 2014
Peralta House Museum of History & Community, 2465 34th Avenue

Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30-5:30pm
$5 Admission
Free for Frutivale Community, members and children 10 & under



A magnificent visual and audio art installation based on the West African tradition of griots (pronounced gree-oh) - storytellers who hand down family and community history from one generation to the next - will premiere in Feburary at the Peralta House Museum of History and Community. Come hear the narratives of African American residents of Oakland as they shine a light on the East Bay's past while exploring identity and connection heare and now. Add your own stories to this interactive art piece!

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2465 34th Avenue
(at the corner of Coolidge Ave and Hyde St)
Oakland, CA 94601
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(510) 535-4842 (fax)

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