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We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at Symphony Space!

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African Storytelling

Offerings Education Main 5
  • Culture | Africa
  • Format | Workshop, School Assembly, Cultural Field Trip, After School Program, Community Event
  • Discipline | Storytelling, Literary Arts
  • Level | All Ages, Pre-K to Grade 2, Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

Storytelling draws communities together, entertains, and teaches morals and cultural values. Using the model of the West African griot tradition, students breathe life into their own stories, while fostering creative writing and public speaking skills that provide students with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the African culture.

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Tammy Hall
Education Artists Tammy Hall

Tammy Hall is a storyteller, visual artist, and advocate for literacy who has travelled across Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and Central America collecting folklore from the rich oral traditions of many cultures. A former New York City school teacher, Tammy leads storytelling, writing workshops, and visual arts residencies in New York City and across the country. A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, she draws on her African-American southern rural heritage to deliver remarkable tales at schools, churches, and cultural institutions.

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