Special Programs
2:05 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

A Season's Griot 2013

Airing on WHQR 91.3fm!
Time: Thursday, December 26, 12 pm
Rebroadcast: Sunday, December 29, 7 pm

 

A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 19 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

This year’s program features stories of families and fatherhood.  Familiar and favorite elements of Griot will also be in place with plenty of music, and an original composition by the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette in this, the 2013 edition of A Season's Griot.  

About the Host, Madafo Lloyd Wilson:

Madafo Lloyd Wilson has worked as a storyteller and musician for over 25 years. Following in the footsteps of the griot, a West African storyteller, Wilson shares the vibrant traditions of African and African-American folklore. To the delight of audiences throughout the U.S., East and West Africa, and Europe, he combines traditional and contemporary tales with original music to create a mixture of styles and periods. Whether performing in schools, libraries or churches, at cultural festivals, weddings or funerals, whether in concert halls, studios, nightclubs or under shade trees, Wilson shares tales that are ageless and that speak to all people and cultures. 

All questions and comments may be sent to Producer Mary Bradley, mary@whqr.org.

This project receives support from The North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the The National Endowment for the Arts.

A Season's Griot is produced by WHQR's Mary Bradley and distributed nationwide by Public Radio International.

CD copies available for $15 (send check payable to WHQR to Mary Bradley, WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, #300, Wilmington, NC 28401).