Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Word
Griot follows the tradition of storytelling from the ancient Mali Empire to Hip-Hop America. Poetry, drama, movement, and music combine to create a theatrical experience that mines both the pathos and brilliance of black artistic creativity. This hip-hop choreopoematic play starts in pre-colonial West Africa and follows the word in its many manifestations, compressing over three centuries of culture into 90 minutes.
“Griot” will take you on a dynamic journey, chronicling the trials and triumphs of the past while giving hope to the future.
Written By: Al Letson with Larry Knight and David Girard