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  • West African Culture : Griots In West Africa

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    Culture Paper Title of Paper: Griots in West Africa There are hundreds of different cultures around the world. All of these have different components in them and are unique in their own way. My history teacher Cici Keetch was born in an African culture. I had the opportunity to ask her about the culture there and she taught me about the griot's who live there. A griot is a person who keeps a history of their people, all in their heads. In this unique culture, griot's are essential and without them

  • Essay on Sundiata and God's Bits of Wood

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    his status. However his subjects did not follow him for that reason, they listened to Sundiata because he was a good leader. As a wise African leader, Sundiata ruled in consultation. Sundiata’s number one consultant was his griot, Balla Fasseke. As D.T. Niane said griots know the history of kings and their kingdoms, which is why they are the best advisors of kings because whoever

  • Griot Gender

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    understanding and perception of what I believe a griot is, i am choosing to write about this because 1, I was captivated by the word, its meaning, its influence in the story and 2 because I believe even till this day we still have areas where people still carry out these functions and also because I was not satisfied with my digestion of this word when we talked about it in our section groups due to limited time. Who is a griot? According to the book, Sundiata “griots were the counselors of kings, they conserved

  • Analysis Of The Epic Of Old Mali

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    March 21, 2015 Primary Source Analysis An Epic of Old Mali Sundiata: an Epic of Old Mali was written by D.T. Niane and translated by G.C. Pickett. D.T. Niane was a historian who received this version of Sundiata’s epic from Djeli Mamoudou Kouyaté, a griot. In fact, there is not a true author for this epic due to the fact that it has been transmitted orally for many years. This epic justly showed the type of culture Africa had at the time taken place and has defined the type of people who use to reside

  • Sundiata The Griot Analysis

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    we talk a certain way, and why we tell the stories we tell. In the MalianAfrican culture, a Griot is the person responsible for teaching the younger children and citizens of Mali Africa the stories of their ancestors. Through oral traditions, they are responsible for making sure their community is well versed in the culture of their people and understand why they act the way they do; and therefore, the Griot could be considered one of the most important roles people in the community due

  • The Functions of Griots - Sundiata Essay

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    Djeli Mamoudo Kouyate is a griot in the country of Guinea, West Africa; he lives in the village of Djeliba Koro, on the Niger River, and is the main source of information for the book Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. The book focuses on the trials and tribulations of Sundiata, a legendary warrior, king, and founder of the Mali Empire; and the functions of griots in serving their king. Sundiata is born to Sogolon, and is supposed to become the king of Mali, but Sundiata cannot walk until he turns

  • Informative Speech Outline For Research Paper

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    to know how to make griot. Introduction Attention Getter: Having a party, and want just a little more flavor than the usual? Then make griot, with its amazing flavor it’ll have your guest wanting more. Purpose: To inform the audiences on how to make griot. Importance to Audience: By learning how to cook this dish, you can impress your guest with this amazing dish. Thesis Statement: Griot is a great dish to make at any time once in a while. Preview: I will discuss what griot is, the ingredients

  • Sundiata Analysis

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    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, the importance of storytelling and recording history is prevalent throughout both stories. In Sundiata, the griot serves as the narrator of the story recounting the tale of Sundiata told to him by his father who learned it from his father and so on for countless generations. Griots travel amongst their people using oral history as a way of preserving African culture and heritage throughout generations. They treasure the superiority of oral history

  • Discussion: The Importance Of Disciple Action In Schools

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    Personally it’s more fitting to be educated similar to how griot taught rather than the teacher. The student would’ve a better outcome based on how it approached also what they will remember more in the future. The use of disciple action varies on how the student reaction of it, however the school have more action to correct the students mistake unlike the griot. Whenever a student answers the wrong question or done a mistake, the student have to endorse discipline in front of other children either

  • West African Mande World

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    A griot is known as a professional singer in West Africa during the 13th century and takes the role of a traditional bard through which music was transmitted. A traditional griot could do everything from recounting history to composing music, to teaching students, to acting as diplomats; this includes storytellers, singers and oral historians. The griot keeps records of the births, deaths, marriages through generations of the village or family. They are the master of the oral traditions and ceremonies