People become characters – big cats, reptiles, birds, insects, spiders, etc. – in Zinse Agginie’s stories and learn about simple life lessons. His audience is taken on a cultural, geographical and anthropological tour of the deserts, savannas and rain forests of Africa. Using his djembe and odono drums, Africa’s number one storyteller adds song and rhythm to his tales. Participants get to learn to play the African drums at the end of the performance. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Newport Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street in Newport. Hosted by Monster Nights: Newport’s Downtown Entertainment Series.