Internationally renowned storyteller and educator, Charlotte Blake Alston, breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African-American oral and cultural traditions. For hundreds of years throughout the continent of Africa, people gathered and told stories as a way of preserving history and is still passed down orally through the words and music of the griots or jalis. Stories are the way the beliefs, mythology, cultural identity, history and shared community values of a people were taught and preserved. In this engaging performance, Charlotte selects from her wide repertoire of stories and songs from the African and African American oral traditions.
Recommended for all ages.