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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.
Fees: £70.00 per module
£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
8 Feb 21
Who is a Djali?
What is their historical impact on African society?
Learn how to use stories to influence change.
Songs in Stories
9 Feb 21
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.
10 Feb 21
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
11 Feb 21
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.
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.