Next Generation at African Griot Book Fair

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By: Marvin Roxas
(Photos by Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)

On Sunday August 19th, Next Generation Art Ensemble performed at the 4th Annual African Griot Book Festival for Children. The festival was aimed to educate children about the history and culture that are not always taught in school.

In African culture, one of the griot’s roles is to remember stories and pass them along to future generations.
— Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

Next Generation Art Ensemble performed at this festival through spoken word, song, dance, and theatrical performance.

 Mama Deborah Pierce-Fakunle, Griot and Community Activist

Mama Deborah Pierce-Fakunle, Griot and Community Activist

Marvin Roxas