Stories and Songs in the African Oral Tradition

  • Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition by Charlotte Blake Alston | Young Audiences New Jersey

Description

For hundreds of years throughout the African continent, stories were the way the beliefs, mythology, cultural identity, history, and shared community values of a people were taught and preserved. Charlotte Blake Alston uses her melodic and mesmerizing voice to breathe life into contemporary and ancient tales alike, accompanying her stories with thumb piano, djembe, and 21-string kora. This program draws upon the rich stories, songs, games, and music that are the hallmarks of the African and African-American oral traditions.

Other videos of Charlotte Blake Alston performing:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RM9j_XbpE8

Price & Info

Price

Assembly Price: $800

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,135

Travel Fee: $75 per day

Information

Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Theme

Theme

Arts Appreciation Month

Black History Month

Character Education Month

Music in the Schools Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Reading/Poetry Month

Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

Language Arts Literacy

Visual & Performing Arts

World Cultures

Tech

Technical Requirements

Microphone (with amplifier and speakers), chair, drinking water. Dressing room.