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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic
Our World
Topic
Our World: Africa
Title

The Journey of Spoken Word

Speaker

Felicia Webster & Michelle Troxclair

Description

The Wordsmiths present the history and nuances of Spoken Word, that part of the Great African Oral Tradition by which familial stories, history, traditions, morals and values, hopes and dreams, pain and tragedy are all relayed through cleverly woven poems and stories. It is the dramatic delivery of the soul through clever wordplay, tonal semantics, metaphor, odd syntax and characterization. It has grown, expanded and evolved. It is powerful, as words often are—when delivered with fervor, soul and spirit of African American people.

Age Group

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