BAMfamily: Charlotte Blake Alston: Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition - BAM Fisher Theater



Date: 03/03/13
Hours: 12 and 3pm
Ages: All
Price: $12
Address:
321 Ashland Place - 718-636-4100
Fort Greene, NY 11217
www.bam.org

Description: Internationally renowned master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston performs selections from her wide repertoire of stories and songs from African and African-American oral traditions. Alston shares stories that transmit the beliefs, mythology, cultural identity, history, and community values that have circulated the African continent and were then brought to America. She breathes life into these traditional and contemporary stories, enhancing her tales with traditional instruments such as the djembe, the mbira, the shekere, and the 21-stringed kora.