Several Wichita Community leaders joined the Wichita Griots at The Kansas African American Museum for a night of storytelling and drumming on Nov. 23.

The event is called Tellabration, which is a global effort to build community support for storytelling. Tellebrations are performed on the same day throughout the world. This year’s event theme was “A Journey From Africa” and featured storytelling by community members: Dr. Robert Weems, professor of Business History WSU; Lavonta Williams former City Councilmember; and Ella Baccus, executive director of Arts Partners.

Dance performances were done by the Watoto Dancers under the leadership of Savannah Mansaw and Denise Colborn. Griots Storytellers Marty Hanks and Rob Simon gave performances.

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