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Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group

virtual storytelling / RESIDENCIES / collaborations

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Sharing. Stories. Songs. Poetry.

Sharing. Stories. Songs. Poetry.

KOTC Logo (C) 1996 Columbus Knox

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Sharing. Stories. Songs. Poetry.

Sharing. Stories. Songs. Poetry.

Sharing. Stories. Songs. Poetry.

Join us every Friday @ 7PM EST on Zoom for our meetings and virtual "Stories In Da' House"  until further notice.

E-mail us for ID & Password here

KOTCStorytellers@gmail.com

Welcome to our events page where we gather, collaborate, 

participate and give thanks to community organizations who are supporters and friends of Keepers Of The Culture. 


"A single bracelet does not jingle"....Congolese Proverb

KOTC Storytellers "Imagine Africa" @ The Penn Museum

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Keepers Of The Culture Storytellers are telling African stories for this special exhibit "Imagining Africa" November 2019 - March 2020 on Saturdays. See schedule below for times. Asante Sana! ( Thank you)

PENN MUSEUM 

3260 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

215.898.4000

Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

First Wednesdays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

SATURDAYS - Keepers Of The Culture Storytellers @ 11 am & 3 pm

Monday  CLOSED


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Come hear our finest storytellers from Keepers Of The Culture tell African folktales, songs and more!

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Our Penn schedule! Bring the family! We hope to see your face in the place!

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The show was a great success! Subscribe to Keepers Of The Culture Storytellers at our You Tube Channel to be notified of upcoming video's.

Listen & Watch our Kwanzaa program @

Philly's WURD Radio - Kujichagulia! - 2019 - clik logo

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WELCOMING OUR BOARD

 

September 21, 2019 - Saturday @ Historic Stenton House, Germantown, PA
We celebrate and welcome those who serve KOTC and continue to assist in our growth!
Members Only

 



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NOVEMBER 2019

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE

Theme: LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD!
November 6-10, 2019
Montgomery, Alabama
The premier showcase & authentic voice of Black Storytelling! 

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25TH ANNUAL LOCKS CONFERENCE & EXPO!

PHILADELPHIA'S INTERNATIONAL LOCKS CONFERENCE

Natural Hair, Wholistic Health & Beauty Expo

KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE STORYTELLING VILLAGE - OCTOBER 6, 2019 - Sunday @ 5:30pm

Come in be in our story, claim our glory with your children in tow, KOTC will put on a storytelling show!

Bring your drum, sing our song, we gonna be at our grand gathering of cultural consciousness all days strong!

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23rd Annual FAMILY DAY

JAMBO MAMA AFRICA!

"Stories from the Motherland"

OCTOBER 27, 2019 

SUNDAY @ 2pm

Free Library of Philadelphia

Parkway Branch

Montgomery Auditorium

19th & Arch Street, Philly

SUNDAY ON STAGE SERIES

FREE  & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


See photo's on Program page

Visit our YOU TUBE channel for video's


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AUGUST 27, 2019 - TUESDAY

 

Come and meet Keepers Of The Culture Storytellers and artist at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.  3-5pm 

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WORKSHOPS FOR MEMBERS

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STOOP STORIES @ CITY HALL

 

POP UP STORYTELLING SHOW
August 6, 2019 - Tuesday @ 12 noon
Raindate: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
August 10, 2019 - Saturday @ 11AM
Raindate: August 17, 2019
Join us for a FREE storytelling concert in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection - Philadelphia's
CITY HALL COURTYARD

STORYTELLER ? Performance ? Workshop ? Event ?

Book a KOTC Storyteller, or ensemble or Collaborations! Questions? Fill out the form.

 

AYA the Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. 

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. 

"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured 

many adversities and outlasted much difficulty." 

(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)


With YOU : KOTC grows!

KOTC is a non-profit organization.Your generous tax-deductible donations will fund our mission. 


Your contribution will also allow us to offer quality arts-in-education programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area.

 

KOTC accept checks or money orders via  KOTC  P. O. Box 15083, Phila. PA 19130.


ALSO, for your convenience feel free to securely submit your credit or debit card for membership payments or a donation by clicking on the PAY PAL button below. 

Asante Sana!  - Thank you!

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