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Sankofa is a Adinkra symbol on the importance of learning from the past.
Our workshops assist new storyteller to learn the griot/jaliya storytelling traditions. How to effectively present stories relevant to our cultures, past, present and future.
2018: Asante Sana! to Master Storyteller & Educator, Dr. Linda Humes who facilitated "African American Storytelling: A Culturally Relevant Tool for Building Community and Academic Achievement for Urban Public Schools"
28th LOVE NIGHT 2020
JAWARA BISHOP - STORYTELLING IRMA - CHARLOTTE BLAKE ALSTON
ONI LASANA DOIN' DUNBAR AS 'LIAS' MOTHER - ADARA DISMUKE - CARLA WILEY - MAMA NZINGA - BIRDY ROGERS & BUNJO BUTLER, from the center of the universe!
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OUR SUN PAUL & WANDA GIGETTS
This event is intended for adults only. Grab your partner and enjoy this evening together!
This storytelling concert will be virtual on Facebook Live.
~ YOUR OPTIONS ~
Register by clicking this link to join our Facebook page "Keepers Of The Culture".
UBUNTU...I am because we are!
A south east African philosophy on living life to the fullest.
November 22, 2020 ~ SUNDAY @ 2PM
Virtual on Zoom & Facebook
Free Library of Philadelphia
KOTC highlights family oriented stories with performances by our professional, new tellers and our youth segment, The Watoto of Joy.
~ PAST THEMES ~
December 26th to January 1st
KOTC holds a public celebration on the principals founded by
We circle up to tell stories of the powerful woman who have touched our lives in tribute to National Woman's Month.
KOTC's own BARBARA EASELY- COX graced the EMILY ROLLINS guest chair.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is rich with history on woman of color. This is a annual recognition with workshops, lectures, and performances.
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
KOTC poets invites local poets from far and near to join us at our Creative Community Story Circle & Monthly Meeting to drop a rhyme in these last days & times.
In our historical segment, we share the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Nikki Giovanni and other icon's of spoken word.
"As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, it doesn't matter what format it is."
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)
KOTC is a non-profit organization. Your generous tax-deductible donations will fund our mission.
Your support will also allow us to bring 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!
KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE, INC.
Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group
P. O. BOX 15083
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Contact our president, Paul D. Best
Voicemail: 1-317-759-4732 / kotcPhilly@gmail.com
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"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"