We mourn the passing of DENISE "Story Mama" VALENTINE
KOTC Logo (C) 1996 Columbus Knox
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"
The Nyame dua Adinkra symbol reflects the harmony that exists in the bonding between a man and a woman.
Our KOTC fundraising storytelling performance of adult stories is where we gather to celebrate the positive values of LOVE in our homes and communities.
LOVE NIGHT 2018
In Collaboration with
THE CENTER OF PEACE
LOVE NIGHT CONCERT 2018
AUGUST 4, 2018 - Saturday
"LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE"
Tribute to Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Arts & Culture
JAMBO MAMA AFRICA!
Stories from the motherland
October 27, 2019 - Sunday @ 2pm
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.
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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"