A Season's Griot

(Rochester, NY) – Hosted for 25 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual Kwanzaa special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. The show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette, and other members of the Season’s Griot family return with familiar and favorite elements of Griot. A Season's Griot airs Thursday, December 26 at 1 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. on AM 1370.

Madafo Lloyd Wilson has worked as a storyteller and musician for over 25 years. Following in the footsteps of the griot, a West African storyteller, Wilson shares the vibrant traditions of African and African-American folklore. To the delight of audiences throughout the U.S., East and West Africa, and Europe, he combines traditional and contemporary tales with original music to create a mixture of styles and periods.Whether performing in schools, libraries or churches, at cultural festivals, weddings or funerals, whether in concert halls, studios, nightclubs or under shade trees, Wilson shares tales that are ageless and that speak to all people and cultures.

Pictured: Madafo Lloyd Wilson
Credit: Provided by PRI

 


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