WHQR will host “The Night of The Griots: Family, Community, Inspiration, Hope” on October 25, 2018, 7-8:30pm. The public is invited to this free event, to be held in the newly renovated MC Erny Gallery, 254 N Front Street, #300, Wilmington, North Carolina.
Primarily concerned with preserving oral tradition, a griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, or musician.
The evening’s storytellers include Madafo Lloyd Wilson, Mitch “Gran’ Daddy Junebug” Capel, Joyce Grear, and Pamela Reid. The evening’s four storytellers from the National Association of Black Storytellers will share narratives of family, community, inspiration, and hope.
This is a family friendly event with no fee to enter; WHQR is requesting RSVPs via email.
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Source: Mary Bradley, WHQR Gallery