Queen Nur Emcees National Heritage Fellowship Concert

By | April 11th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

What a complete honor it was to emcee the 2019 National Heritage Fellowship Concert. The National Endowment for the Arts recognizes the excellence and contributions of master folk and traditional artists annually at a phenomenal concert featuring, music, dance and skillful demonstrations. My conversations with the honorees were heartwarming and enlightening. Now we are gearing up [...]

Folk Arts for the Homebound

By | March 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

As Director of the Folklife Center at Perkins Center for the Arts and  storyteller Queen Nur was featured on the State of the Arts New Jersey NJTV in March 2020. You can find more information on and how to bring storytelling or other folk arts to your homebound family members or neighbors at Perkins Center for [...]

St. Cloud Elementary Welcomes Queen Nur

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: In the News|

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Karen Abdul-Malik, better known to appreciative audiences as "Queen Nur," enraptured students at St. Cloud Elementary School on Feb. 22 with her captivating storytelling program, "Sweet Potato Pie and Such." The visit was part of St. Cloud's month of Black History celebrations. The program features Queen Nur and her ability to connect [...]

Feeling Good: Queen Nur interviewed by Oprah Magazine

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: In the News|Tags: |

"It's goes beyond entertainment. Storytelling is all-natural medicine, a way to heal society's viciousness"

Queen Nur is a storytelling extraordinaire, who found her life’s work early

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: In the News|

MOORESTOWN - Sitting in the bright living room area of the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik’s face lights up and her eyes dance around when she talks about storytelling and her artistry. Abdul-Malik is an international storyteller and teaching artist. She travels around the country and sometimes around the [...]

Burlington County Times

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: In the News|

Storyteller, Queen Nur, aka Karen Abdul-Malik from Willingboro made a visit to the Elias Boudinot Elementary School in Burlington City, Thursday afternoon in celebration of Black History Month. K-2 grade students mimic Queen Nur's gestures as she talks about being a good storyteller to the students. seo competition discovery back links . domain expiring .

Black History: Celebrating our differences in Greenport

By | February 11th, 2014|Categories: In the News|

“Everybody has their own rhythm and everybody has their own style — and that’s what makes America so beautiful.” That’s what nationally renowned storyteller and teaching artist Queen Nur told students from Greenport and Oysterponds elementary schools Friday during a performance celebrating Black History Month. The event, coordinated by Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport Central Schools and [...]

Queen Nur celebrates storytelling tradition, Kwanzaa at Publick Playhouse

By | December 12th, 2013|Categories: In the News|

By Cara Hedgepeth Staff Writer For professional storyteller Karen Abdul-Malik, her roles as mother and storyteller are intertwined. “A storyteller’s life is not separate from family,” Abdul-Malik said. “It wasn’t like I walked out and came back. [My kids] have always been a part of my storytelling life.” Known professionally as Queen Nur, Abdul-Malik of Willingboro, N.J., [...]

Storyteller Queen Nur resurrects pioneers

By | January 17th, 2010|Categories: In the News|

By GARY DEMUTH Salina Journal Storyteller Queen Nur is concerned that many American children learn just two things about African-American history in school: slavery and civil rights. "There's not too much about what happened in between," she said. That's why the New Jersey-based storyteller decided to write and perform a theatrical piece about black women who [...]