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InspirATIONAL STORYTELLER

 
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Cowfoot Storytelling Academy

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STORYTELLING COURSES

Dates: 8,9,10, 11 February 2021

African storytelling has been around for thousands of years. The aim of this introductory course is to understand not just the mere aesthetics of African stories, but a deeper appreciation of how the oral literature profoundly affects and shapes the african society. 

These four modules are suitable for public speakers, parents, stand ups, teachers, storytellers, drama students, actors, social workers and anyone interested in the power of transformative storytelling. 

ADMISSION

Fees: £70.00 per module

 

SPECIAL DEAL

£200.00 for all four modules

Payment via Wix Payment or Paypal

Note: Payments are non-refundable at 14 days before courses start

 

Courses will take place online via zoom

Maximum 50 places available per module

STORIES TO EDUCATE || MOTIVATE || INSPIRE

The Djali or Griot

Module 1

8 Feb 21

7-9pm GMT

Who is a Djali?

What is their historical impact on African society?

 

  • Learn how to use stories to influence change.

Songs in Stories

module 2

9 Feb 21

7-9pm GMT

Songs and Rhythm are integral to the telling of an African story, leaving a lasting impression in the minds of the audience.

 

  • You will learn how to colour your stories using a variety of instruments.

Characters

module 3

10 Feb 21

7-9pm GMT

African stories use animal totems to represent human nature and life experiences. These characters appear repeatedly in different contexts in tales across West Africa.

 

  • Learn to develop your own distinctive character with strong symbolism.

The role of stories in African society

module 4

11 Feb 21

7-9pm GMT

Traditionally, life skills and cultural wisdom were passed down generations through the medium of storytelling. This enhances family and community bonding, weaving a common moral and environmental code.

 

  • Explore significant stories and traditions from your roots.

USIFU JALLOH

STORIES ARE THE PALM OIL WITH WHICH WISDOM IS SWALLOWED

''What Usifu offers is entirely unique and exceptional. I have never seen all students so enchanted and enthralled. The depth of his work goes far, far beyond what you and your students will expect. He will tailor make and individualise your project and offers boundless energy, charisma and integrity. ''

 

Anne-Marie Dixon - Head of Drama/School Improvement. 

WHAT'S ON OFFER

AFRICAN STORYTELLING

FUN

WHILE LEARNING

MOTIVATION AND CREATIVE WRITING
 
 AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE 
TEACHER TRAINING 
 COMMUNITY COHESION AND INTEGRATION 

 VIDEO

JOURNEY MAN
COLOMBIA
TEACHING ABOUT SKIN COLOUR
STORY FOR TIWAI
INDIA TEACHER TRAINING
JAZZ CAFE LONDON
 

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