The Magic Gourd

What can we lean from stories passed down through the centuries? A griot is a keeper of oral traditions. Griots play an important role in many West African cultures. Many years ago history was not written down. Important information was memorized. Then it was recited or sung. This includes traditional songs and stories; records of births, marriages, and deaths and; historical events. Who is the griot in your family?

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