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Alex Haley’s book Roots makes references to a griot who passed down his family history through the oral List of Sub-Saharan African folk music traditions;

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African American Oral Traditions in Louisiana. By Mona Lisa Saloy . Since Africans were transported as slaves to America, Black Americans have nurtured and created

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The Oral Performance in Africa. Storytellers in the African oral tradition do what storytellers in all cultures and in all times have done: they entertain the members

African literature, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European

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African Traditions in African Culture is expressed in many different art forms such as art, dance, music, sculpture and beadwork

This bibliography on African oral tradition, history, and literature in translation—to be frequently updated— represents highlights from the last fifty years of

Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication wherein knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted

It is perhaps even more understandable that oral traditions carried by African descendents to other parts of the world would change and vary.

In African societies, oral tradition is the method in which history, stories, folktales and religious beliefs are passed on from generation to generation.

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