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We share African and Caribbean folktales for the enjoyment of those young and young at heart, both at "home" and living in the African/Caribbean diaspora. Stories are retold by our storyteller Kesha Christie, the founder of Talkin' Tales. Our culture has a rich oral tradition and we seek to preserve it by educating and entertaining audiences with stories passed down from generation to generation.

Walk Good: African and Caribbean Folktales Kesha Christie

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We share African and Caribbean folktales for the enjoyment of those young and young at heart, both at "home" and living in the African/Caribbean diaspora. Stories are retold by our storyteller Kesha Christie, the founder of Talkin' Tales. Our culture has a rich oral tradition and we seek to preserve it by educating and entertaining audiences with stories passed down from generation to generation.

    The three sons - Bahamian Folktale

    The three sons - Bahamian Folktale

    The Bahamas celebrates it's independence on July 10.  There motto is Forward, Onward Upward Together.  Let's celebrate with this story. 

    Story retold in this episode:

    The three sons

    Resource: https://gullahgeecheeconnection.wordpress.com/folk-tales/

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    #storytelling #caribbean #culture #Bahamian #Bahamas #Bahamasindependence #Independence #animalstories #caribbeanlife  #Trickster #africandiaspora #Celebrate #diaspora #caribbeandiaspora #fables #folktales #blackartist #trickstertale #storytellingmatters #talkintales #stories #storiesforkids #family #qualitytime #MQT #storiesforadults #storiesforfamilies #stories #storyteller #tales #fun

    • 9 min
    Anansi and His Sons - African Folktale

    Anansi and His Sons - African Folktale

    This is a African folktale about Anansi and his six sons.  This story is often used during Kwanzaa to illustrate UMOJA, or unity.  Find out what happens when all of Anansi's sons work together to save him and there is only one reward to give.

    Story retold in this episode:

    Anansi & His Sons

    Resource: http://mail.danielharper.org/story20.htm

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    #storytelling #caribbean #culture #African #Kwanazaa #Anancy #Anansi #animalstories #caribbeanlife  #Trickster #africandiaspora #Unity #UMOJA #diaspora #caribbeandiaspora #fables #folktales #blackartist #trickstertale #storytellingmatters #talkintales #stories #storiesforkids #family #qualitytime #MQT #storiesforadults #storiesforfamilies #stories #storyteller #tales #fun

    • 6 min
    Why John Crown have peel Head - Jamaican Folktale

    Why John Crown have peel Head - Jamaican Folktale

    This is a Jamaican folktale about Anancy & John Crow.  John Crown is a Jamaican common Vulture also known as turkey vulture.

    Story retold in this episode:

    Why John Crown have peel head

    Resource: Annancy Stories by Pamela Colman Smith

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    #storytelling #caribbean #culture #Jamaican #Jamaica #Anancy #Anansi #animalstories #caribbeanlife  #Trickster #africandiaspora #diaspora #caribbeandiaspora #fables #folktales #blackartist #trickstertale #storytellingmatters #talkintales #stories #storiesforkids #family #qualitytime #MQT #storiesforadults #storiesforfamilies #stories #storyteller #tales #fun

    • 8 min
    The Cunning Tortoise - African Folktale

    The Cunning Tortoise - African Folktale

    African Folktales has a number of trickster characters our favorite is Anansi,  this folktale is about tortoise.

    Story retold in this episode:

    The cunning Tortoise

    Resource: https://edspace.american.edu/thelma-ekeocha/2020/06/26/the-cunning-tortoise/

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    #storytelling #caribbean #culture #Africa #african #fables #animalstories #caribbeanlife  #Trickster #africandiaspora #diaspora #caribbeandiaspora #fables #folktales #blackartist #trickstertale #storytellingmatters #talkintales #stories #storiesforkids #family #qualitytime #MQT #storiesforadults #storiesforfamilies #stories #storyteller #tales #fun

    • 7 min
    How Mockingbird tricked Alligator - Guyanese Folktale

    How Mockingbird tricked Alligator - Guyanese Folktale

    Guyana celebrates 56 years on independence on May 26th

    Guyana's motto: One People, One Nation, One Destiny

    In this episode we celebrate Guyana's Independence with a Folktale

    Story retold in this episode:

    How Mockingbird tricked Alligator

    Resource: Dorothy St. Aubyn's Caribbean Fables Animal stories from Guyana and the Antilles

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    #storytelling #caribbean #culture #Guyana #Guyanese #fables #animalstories #independenceday #guyanaindependenceday #caribbeanlife  #Trickster #africandiaspora #diaspora #caribbeandiaspora #fables #folktales #blackartist #trickstertale #storytellingmatters #talkintales #stories #storiesforkids #family #qualitytime #MQT #storiesforadults #storiesforfamilies #stories #storyteller #tales #fun

    • 8 min
    The Vain Rooster - Cuban Folktale

    The Vain Rooster - Cuban Folktale

    Stories told at parties and other gatherings are know as Cuentos Cubanos.

    Story retold in this episode:

    The vain rooster

    Resource: https://www.storycove.com/rooster-s-night-out-summary

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    #storytelling #caribbean #culture #Cuba #Cuban #Cuentoscubanos  #cuentos #caribbeanlife  #Trickster #africandiaspora #diaspora #caribbeandiaspora #fables #folktales #blackartist #trickstertale #storytellingmatters #talkintales #stories #storiesforkids #family #qualitytime #MQT #storiesforadults #storiesforfamilies #stories #storyteller #tales #fun

    • 7 min

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