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San Diego, CA, United States, 2006/11/06 - Nearly 500 of the world’s best African American storytellers will descend on San Diego Nov. 15 – 19 to learn, entertain and celebrate the African oral tradition at the 2006 National Association of Black Storytellers conference and festival..
Nearly 500 of the world’s best African American storytellers and aspiring performers will descend on San Diego November 15 – 19 to learn, entertain and celebrate the African oral tradition at the 2006 National Association of Black Storytellers conference and festival. This year, premier story performer and author, Dylan (DIE-lan) Pritchett, will be sworn in as president of NABS.
“I believe that our ancestors and adults are the future – and that is the basis of African oral tradition,” explains Pritchett. “They hold the wisdom, knowledge and the tools about how to become a better person, family, community, nation, and world. By successfully conveying that knowledge to our children through storytelling, we can also help increase children’s literacy and joy of learning.”
Esteemed storytellers Mary Carter Smith and Linda Goss of Philadelphia, PA founded the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) in 1982. NABS goal is to provide more opportunities for African American storytellers to be heard and to share and preserve the rich heritage of the African Oral Tradition.
Dylan Pritchett performs more than 200 times each year in schools, libraries, youth organizations, museums and more. His first children’s book, The First Music, has received rave advanced reviews.
Dylan is one of a handful of artists selected to participate in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education touring program, and he has been selected for seven years running. The national Kennedy Center program provides innovative school programming for children and professional development for teachers.
One of the country’s most sought-after storytellers, Dylan is a dynamic performer with a national following of children and adults. In his rich, engaging voice, he also provides advice for aspiring story performers and everyone today who needs to be able to tell a good story – from business leaders to songwriters, attorneys to first-time job applicants – your story is your best first impression.
Dylan (DIE-lan) Pritchett is available for interviews. Please contact Flammer Relations, Inc.