African Story TellingTRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN
Led by artist and Senegalese story teller, Ibou Ndoye students will have the pleasure of listening to traditional West African stories as well as original stories composed by Mr. Ndoye. They will be mesmerized and enchanted by the complex and fascinating tales he weaves. Many of his stories have a moral and can be used to teach lessons in proper human behavior.
They will include many African proverbs used to educate the listener on the power of love and respect between peoples. They will learn about the lasting effect of tradition and story telling in African society. An understanding for the humanitarian beliefs of the African peoples will be fostered and encouraged.
Students will be motivated to share their own stories or tell of memories of having stories told to them. Ideas and feelings will be discussed on the impact of stories in their own lives. Students will be supplied with items to provide sound effects during the tales. Mr. Ndoye will encourage the listeners to become active participants.
Ibou will do interactive story telling by having people sing and play drums during his presentations. He will impersonate African animals that are characters in his tales and invite students to join him on stage. The final part of these sessions will be to help students write or illustrate their own short stories. Willing volunteers can then lead the group in their own interactive story. Many skills will be learned in communication, public speaking, and performance. Participants should leave the workshop feeling joy and self-worth