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This is a African folktale about Anansi and his six sons.  This story is often used during Kwanzaa to illustrate UMOJA, or unity.  Find out what happens when all of Anansi's sons work together to save him and there is only one reward to give. S
This is a Jamaican folktale about Anancy & John Crow.  John Crown is a Jamaican common Vulture also known as turkey vulture. Story retold in this episode: Why John Crown have peel head Resource: Annancy Stories by Pamela Colman Smith Follow us
African Folktales has a number of trickster characters our favorite is Anansi,  this folktale is about tortoise. Story retold in this episode: The cunning Tortoise Resource: https://edspace.american.edu/thelma-ekeocha/2020/06/26/the-cunning-tor
Guyana celebrates 56 years on independence on May 26th Guyana's motto: One People, One Nation, One Destiny In this episode we celebrate Guyana's Independence with a Folktale Story retold in this episode: How Mockingbird tricked Alligator Resour
Stories told at parties and other gatherings are know as Cuentos Cubanos. Story retold in this episode: The vain rooster Resource: https://www.storycove.com/rooster-s-night-out-summary Follow us on our socials: Facebook: Talkin' Tales Instagram
Stories are told at events where people gather to listen and participate in stories about past deeds, traditions, morals and myths. Story retold in this episode: The story of Thunder and Lightening Resource: https://www.chesswood.w-sussex.sch.u
This story is from the islands of the Antilles, we know them as the Caribbean islands.  The Antilles are made up of three groups The Bahamas (islands and reefs), the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles.   Story retold in this episode: The
Stories are alive and well in Cameroon, stories are like listening to elders when they speak. This African folktale teaches a valuable lesson Story retold in this episode: The story of the Monkey and the Bee Resource: the Sacred Door and other
Antiguan stories are told about legends, folklore and folktale with characters such as Anancy. Story retold in this episode: Anancy and the Guinea Bird Resource: Pearls of Wisdom by Rauf Mama & Mary Romney Follow us on our socials: Facebook: Ta
Jamaicans have a creative way of entertaining themselves and storytelling is one of those activities.  Stories are told wherever and whenever people congregate. Story retold in this episode: Toad & Donkey Resource: Jamaican Song and Stories - h
Folktales in Cuba are known as "Cuentos Cubanos".  These are the stories told at parties, at work, in meetings and in the streets. Story retold in this episode: Rabbit's Long Ears Resource: Greedy Mariani and other folktales of the Antilles by
Folktales in St. Lucia are know as Tim Tim stories.  These French creole stories called Animal tales original in African form part of St. Lucian Folklore.  These stories are designed to Instruct and entertain Storyteller: E di Queek Listeners:
The Zulu people are the single largest ethnic group in South Africa, numbering 9 million in the late 20th century. Stories are an essential part of the Zulu tradition.  Story retold in this episode: The lost message  Resource: https://www.sac
There seems to bee a debate on whether this delicious fruit is pronounced "plantin" or "plantain". I am team "plantin" spelled plantain Here are some facts Referred to as the cooking banana as it is very starchy and needs to be cooked before ea
The world is opening up again and the events that have been cancelled for the last two years are coming back. Every excited to get back out into the community and see people in person! Mask mandates ending shortly not sure how we feel about th
Dominican Republic independence on February 27. Flag meaning - The red symbolizes the blood spilled by the fighters in the war of independence; the blue represents the sky raised above the country and from where God protects the nation and its
St. Lucia celebrates independence on February 22. They gain independence in 1979. Motto: The land, the people, the light... Known for drive in volcano Resources: Jacintha Annius-Lee Once Upon a time in St. Lucia, 2018 Story retold in this episo
Black History Month  February is Black history Month, borrow a line form Ms. G.H.E.T.T.O. stories our history should never be a mystery. This is a time where black excellence and black contribution is celebrated, I gives our children a chance t
Black History Month – Grenadian Independence Day February is Black history Month, for most of use we celebrate every day. This is a time where black excellence and black contribution is celebrated I gives our children a chance to see their hist
The Maroons of Jamaica The Maroon Celebration takes place annually on January 6th. Who are the maroons? The maroons descend from Africa who freed themselves from slavery in Jamaican and established communities of freed black people in the mount
Haiti Independence – Cric? Crac! Haiti obtained it’s independence on January 1, 1804 Making Haiti the first Black republic in the word and the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Haiti has two official languages French a
September went by so fast with everyone settling into some kind of normal. In the Month of October, we celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month Canada is home to a large and vibrant Caribbean-Canadian community in excess of 800,000, with more than h
Mosquito One Mosquito two… Summer is a blur and back to school season is in full effect. COVID-19 had us at some point feeling some kind of way and with the vaccine passport all your business is out. When things get crazy you have to do somethi
Miss Lou A Birthday Celebration If this, is you first time with us welcome and if you are returning for another episode, welcome back! September 7this Miss Lou’s Birthday. Miss Lou, (7 September 1919 – 26 July 2006), was a Jamaican poet, folklo
Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day. If this, is you first time with us welcome and if you are returning for another episode, welcome back! Trinidad and Tobago celebrates their Independence on August 31st. This year they celebrate 59 years of
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