Phone: 412 390 0322
For grades: K thru 12
Fees for live visit: Storylelling: $300.00 in PA, out of state $325.00. I Can Tell: $400.00 in PA, $425.00 out of state.
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Temujin is a storyteller that captures his listeners attention as esaily as their imaginations --- Robin Barksdale Winston Salem Chronicle
African and New World African Folklore This program features stories from the diverse cultures of Africa and the Diaspora. Drawing primarily on cultures based found on western coast of Africa. This is the region from which the majority of Africans brought to the Americas were taken. It is therefore the historical base of African-American culture.
Folklore From Around The World Temujin offers a presentation of folklore that focuses on no culture in particular while exposing students to the living art of storytelling as they might have experienced it seated at the feet of an elder, priest, or wandering bard in a bygone era.("Folklore From Around The World" can serve as a compliment to English or reading classes.) Audience participation is encouraged and a question and answer session completes the educational experience. Both programs are suitable for grades K to 12
SPACE/ FACILITIES REQUIREMENTS: At least 8x10 space or stage and a microphone.
I CAN TELL A STORYTELLING "PLAYSHOP" Suitable for grades 4 to 12THE FOCUS OF I CAN TELL IS AN HOUR AND A HALF TO TWO HOUR "PLAYSHOP", WHICH: *Provides students with a non-critical, process oriented setting in which they are encouraged to trust and appreciate their personal creative genius, and the creative genius of others, and therefore view themselves and the world in a more positive light.
Temujin Ekùnféo (Temujin The Storyteller),has performed throughout the country since 1968. His list of talents includes lecturer, workshop developer, musician, and instrument maker. As both a scholar and performer of African culture Temujin feels a strong commitment to researching African Folklore from the Americas as well as from the continent of Africa and shares it by means of family oriented, audience participatory storytelling programs and experiential "Playshops" for youths and adults. All of this is done in the ancient tradition of the "Itinerate African Bard" hailing crowds with his talking drum. International Children's Festival, Wolf Trap Park For The Performing arts, Wolf Trap VA; Lincoln Center Out Of Doors, NYC, NY; The Maine Festival, Portland Maine, The DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, California.