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Griots Of West Africa1

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Griots Of West Africa1

  1. 1. Griots of West Africa<br />Keepers of History<br />
  2. 2. “The spoken relation and preservation, from one generation to the next, of a people&apos;s cultural history and ancestry, often by a storyteller in narrative form.” <br />ORAL TRADITION<br />
  3. 3. West African Culture<br />…the dissemination of oral tradition… <br />
  4. 4. Passing on Knowledge<br />
  5. 5. Giving Guidance <br />
  6. 6. Singing Praise<br />
  7. 7. The Decline of the Griot<br /><ul><li>Written Word</li></ul>Spoken Word<br />
  8. 8. The Modern Griot<br />
  9. 9. In the Griot’s own words<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8awXnnpPvo<br />

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