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Modern Day Griot

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Summary

Writer Gaylene Gould discovers how contemporary musicians in the West are incorporating griot traditions into their work. In African culture, a griot is an oral historian, adviser and lyrical storyteller, but now modern artists in the West have reassigned the word as a term for a particular genre of music. Gaylene meets hereditary griots Seckou Keita and Sona Jobarteh, poet Inua Ellams and Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara to discuss their perspectives on the role's rich history. From 2012.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gaylene Gould
Contributor Seckou Keita
Contributor Sona Jobarteh
Contributor Inua Ellams
Contributor Fatoumata Diawara
Producer Claire Bartleet
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