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Uma Narayan
In residence at Brandeis University
Marach 22, 2000

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"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.



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