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June 19, 2008 Comments Off on Griot tradition today Views: 2314 culture

Griot tradition today

A griot – or jeli – is a storyteller, poet and musician in West African society. Its traditions are inherited from father to son, and some griots can trace their history back centuries. Rather than paraphrase, listen to Toumani Diabaté explain it himself:

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