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Callaloo is an independent children’s media brand, co-created by Washington, DC artists and entrepreneurs, Marjuan Canady and Nabeeh Bilal. Callaloo promotes cultural understanding and social awareness education for children ages 3-7 through books, animation, live performance, digital content, games, and arts education curriculum. Callaloo aims to empower all children to take pride in themselves and expand their horizons. Since 2012, Callaloo has self-published five children’s books, internationally distributed their digital animated series and performed live puppet shows which celebrate Caribbean, African-American and African storytelling traditions worldwide.

They have brought their unique programming to Sesame Street, The White House, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, The Smithsonian Institute, The Washington Nationals, Barnes and Noble, Kweli TV, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, National Children’s Medical Center, DC Public Schools, Kipp Charter Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, The Reginald Lewis Museum, The Zimmer Children’s Museum, The National Children’s Museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The African-American Museum of Philadelphia, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, The National Library of Trinidad and Tobago and international and national festivals. For more information on Callaloo, visit or on social media at @callalookidsoffical.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/23/2018: Target Family Night: "Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt"

Join the Callaloo Kids ensemble as they adventure to the Gullah Sea Islands in search of a long lost patch for Zoe’s grandmother's quilt. Celebrating African-Diaspora folklore, this performance includes puppetry, drumming, and storytelling for the entire family to enjoy.