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Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company

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Contact Info
  1. Website
  2. Address : 138 South Oxford Street, #4, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
Primary Contact
Pharah Jean-Philippe, Founder/Artistic Director
Executive / President
Pharah Jean-Philippe, Founder/Artistic Director

A griot (GREE oh) is a storyteller, singer, musician and oral historian (pretty much an African troubadour/historian). They often sing songs telling stories of their cultural heritage and traditions. The Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company was formed because we wanted to create an entity which preserved the storytelling tradition of the West African Griot.

We are an experimental, interdisciplinary theatre company that is committed to expressing the human experience by using the storytelling art-form of the West African Griot. We incorporate various mediums such as: Visual Arts, Video, Music and Theatre to create an experimental, multimedia, sensorial experience for our audience.


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