A Season’s Griot

A Season’s Griot

Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00pm

Photo: Season’s Griot host Madafo Lloyd Wilson

Credit: Courtesy of PRI

Tune in for this Kwanzaa celebration.

A Season's Griot, public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program, airs Friday, January 1, 2016 at 12 p.m. on AM 1370. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples.

Madafo Lloyd Wilson has worked as a storyteller and musician for over 25 years. Following in the footsteps of the griot, a West African storyteller, Wilson shares the vibrant traditions of African and African-American folklore. To the delight of audiences throughout the U.S., East and West Africa, and Europe, he combines traditional and contemporary tales with original music to create a mixture of styles and periods.Whether performing in schools, libraries or churches, at cultural festivals, weddings or funerals, whether in concert halls, studios, nightclubs or under shade trees, Wilson shares tales that are ageless and that speak to all people and cultures.

For a complete list of holiday programming on WXXI-TV, AM 1370 and Classical 91.5, visit: WXXI.org/holiday