In residence at Brandeis University
Marach 22, 2000
"Modern Griot and Storyteller:
An Evening of Traditional Stories and Dance"
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Dr. Raouf Mama, Master Storyteller from Benin, West Africa. Raouf Mama
is a traditional storyteller and a Master Teaching Artist affiliated with
the Connecticut Commision on the Arts. He is the only person in the world
performing Beninese stories in the English language. Like other griots, he
carries in his memory the history and oral traditions of his community. His
performances mesmerize audiences as he incorporates music, drumming and
dance, and illustrates how storytelling is used as a method of resolving
conflicts in traditional West African society. Co-sponsored by the Brandeis
Festival of the Arts. Light refreshments will be served.
Part of the Human Rights Seminar Series for members of the Brandeis faculty and guests:
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