Africanstory.TV has on the 25th of September 2021, hosted a live storytelling broadcast featuring master storyteller Kewulay Kamara to mark and celebrate this year’s African Heritage Month. The event which was hosted by Busie Matsiko-Andan saw the Master Storyteller render a traditional African tale to the native musical rhythms played live on the Bala and kora.
According to the host, telling such stories through their original African mediums is an essential part of the mission to preserve African culture.
“It is important to convey and preserve our African stories, history, and culture for the future generations that are our kids, and their kids!! We don’t want our stories to be diminished and extinct like the dinosaurs,” Busie adds.
The Internationally renowned poet and storyteller from Sierra Leone – Kewulay Kamara, has also expressed his delight and admiration for Dante Kaba and the Africanstory.TV crew who successfully put together a splendid storytelling event.
“It is an honor to participate in the Africa Story Time that is a great resource for those in appreciating the vital word action that is storytelling writ large. I am particularly humbled by the support we received in production and the wonderful supportive audience/ participants in our virtual courtyard. They remind me that we are the best tellers and presenters of our stories. Africa StoryTime is here. What is said is done. Let it be. Ashe!”
Produced by African Story Network, Inc., a (501c3) non-profit organization, Africanstory.TV is solely dedicated to producing and promoting African-driven content in the diaspora.
The platform broadcasts short African stories told by everyday Africans, African Americans, and Caribbeans. It features storytellers from all cultures who are willing to continue the art of storytelling, serving as an online village where global citizens can enjoy the peculiarities of the centuries-old oral story tradition.
Although broadcasted as a live event, the storytelling edition by Kewulay Kamara is available on the platform’s website, including other past broadcasts like Hare and the Tortoise by Mickey Madoda Dube, Turtle named ALL OF US by Ishmel Sesay, Mufao’s beautiful daughter by Musu Kamara, Power of teamwork by Marylin Owusu Sekyere, and many more.
For more information, please visit – https://www.youtube.com/africanstorytv