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Nov. 22’s Telebration celebrates oral traditions and arts of Africa

The Wichita Griots, a group of poets, musicians and storytellers who promote the oral traditions of Africa, are hosting a Telebration onthe night of Nov. 22.

The event is part of a modern storytelling revival and will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas African American Museum at 601 N. Water.

The Telebration includes humorous stories, folklore, historical and spiritual stories and features the Griots Toto African Dancers and Drummers. Storytellers include Donna Douglas, cultural diversity manager at Boeing; Ben Mitchell, principal at SpaghtElementary; Prisca Barnes, Story Time Village Inc. president; Kathy Neely, chief nursing officer at Wesley Hospital; Frankie Conley, Griots board of directors; Joseph Brown, Wichita public schools; Barbara James, attorney; and Jean Pouncil-Burton, retired librarian and founder of the Wichita Griots.

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