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Our 22nd Annual Family Day 2018 "Ain't It Funny" Creative Director, Oni Lasana presents a ANANSI SONG with KOTC drummers, Mama Nzingha as Aesop's "milkmaid" dancing with youths from the audience.
Family Day 2018
Aesop Song : By Diane Ferlatte & Oni Lasana
Performed by Oni Lasana & Onochie Odenigbo aka "Young Brother O"
In 2008, KOTC member, JOSLYN DUNCAN founder of GRIOTWORKS produced a promo short for the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival & Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Theme: "Celebrating Heroes and Sheroes of Freedom"
In 2017, KOTC's founding member CHARLOTTE BLAKE-ALSTON delivers on the importance of storytelling at a TEDx talk in Wilmington, Delaware.
KOTC & NABS Co-founder, LINDA GOSS, speaks on her life as a storyteller.
KOTC's Co-founder CAROLIESE FRINK REED, Phd., tells the folktale, High John The Conquerer @ KOTC's Family Day October 2015
KOTC's Life-member, QUEEN NUR tells her version of the Hispanic folktale, "Good To Know A Second Language" @ TEDx talk, Philadelphia, Philadelphia.
Keepers Of The Culture, Inc.
LOVE NIGHT 2003
THEME: 10 X 10=100 % LOVE
@ Jazz Clef Club of Philadelphia
PLEASE EXCUSE THE STATIC...it came from the original noise of the camera recording and can't be removed...it won't last long. If you are listening on earphones, take off the right channel and you won't hear the static!
Featuring: Kala JoJo, The Tall Storyteller, Oni Lasana Nashid Ali, Charlotte Blake-Alston, Queen Nur, Caroliese Frink-Reed, Abiodun, Denise Valentine and Ron Carter.
KOTC's Co-founder, JANICE "JAWARA" BISHOP tells her Grandfather's stories at Stories In Service, a GriotWorks Production
KOTC'S Co-founder, WANDA GIGETTS @ Family Day
Keepers Of The Culture, Inc. (KOTC), youth group, Watoto of Joy, presented at the Free Library of Philadelphia main branch in October 2015. Onochie Odenigbo, 9, shares his original opening.
KOTC's Life-member, NASHID ALI Call & Response at GriotWorks, Stories in Service 2010
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