A Season’s Griot

A Season’s Griot

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 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 Monday, December 26, 2016 at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. on AM 1370. Hosted for 22 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples.

This year's program celebrates family. The show's poet laureate, Beverly Burnette, and other members of the Season's Griot family return and familiar and favorite elements of Griot will also be in place with plenty of music.

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.

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