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Archive for the ‘Childrens Literature’ Category

Podcast with Master Storyteller Gcina Mhlope

Gcina MhlopeSinging ChameleonIt is often said of the supremely talented that they possess gifts that are innate – that they are born for their craft – and in many ways this reflects our belief that, beyond a certain point, no amount of personal effort can explain success. Gcina Mhlope is a storyteller who has been the object of observations like these. She doesn’t tell, but performs her stories, blending movement, dance and song into her delivery. Hers is a style that invokes the jazz vocalist as much as the praise singer or imbongi, and even carries the touch of the griot.

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