email@example.com 703.725.6593 Thought Provoking/Up-lifting/Culturally Relevant! “Calm and captivating, Baba Jamal Koram captured the hearts of the audience with his rhythm, voice and drum.” - CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Baba Jamal Tells Stories That:
Encourage Creativity - Promote the Common Courtesy Idea
Respect Elders - Keep Friends
Stories that tell of Hope, Courage, Victory, Caring and Joy
"Gather around the Story Man and prepare to be enchanted. Master storyteller Baba Jamal Koram unfolds children's tales filled with the warmth of the African sun. Each conveys a lesson: of standing up for what's right, caring for our earth and its animals, and believing in the good in everyone."Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Length of Program 45 minutes to 1 hour All Ages
Baba Jamal Koram can: Tell a Story Teach a Class Narrate a Production Conduct a Workshop Compose a Story Create/Manage a Storytelling Event Teach a Beginners Drum/Story Class Tell A Story . . .He is available for storytelling performances for youth, young adults, & adults. Mr. Jamal Koram . . . Born in Greenburgh, NY, Baba Jamal credits his interest in African/American studies to John Harmon of White Plains, NY. -examiner.com
He is the recipient of the National Association of Blackstorytelling (NABS) highest award: The Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the National Storytelling Network's (NSN) Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, Baba Jamal has been featured at the National Storytelling Festivals, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, National Storytelling Festivals, regional festivals , theaters, museums, outdoor events and schools in Europe and Africa. He holds the B.A., M.S., and Ed.S. degrees." In Africa, there is a lake that is so still and so smooth, that every morning the people that live around that lake have to touch it to make sure it's still there. . ."
Baba Jamal uses simple stories to emphasize key ideas during his drum story/circle sessions. These sessions are for youth who may need the opportunity to experience another voice, (an elder's, if you will) in their journey to finding balance. The drum enables youth to express themselves musically, verbally and inwardly. 1 hour sessions. Preliminary meeting with host facility/organization.
Bookings: AASAI3213 Duke Street # 629 Alexandria, VA 22314 firstname.lastname@example.org 703.684.8587 office 703.684.8587
call or email today! For Bookings in the Maryland Area:
Class Acts Arts 8720 Georgia Avenue # 303 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301.588.7525 866.458.8966
"We listen to the elders. . .people like you inspire me. . ."
Baba Jamal Koram (center of circle) leading the closing love circle for the Smithsonian's 2009 Folklife Festival "Giving Voice, the Power of Words in African American Culture" in the Nation's Capital.
Baba Jamal Koram is a Cultural Systems Development Specialist (CSD); specializing in storytelling organization development and practice, and in integrated arts programs. His primary focus, however, is training storytellers to become conscious, capable, and competent in the presentation of the art of storytelling.
Storytelling Workshops for Professional Tellers
Storytelling for folks who love stories
Storytelling Programs for Pre-Schools and K-2 Children
Storytelling Workshops for Youth
Baba Jamal Koram, Ed.S. The StoryMan African American Storytelling Arts Institute (AASAI) 570. cell: 703.725.6593 email@example.com 3213 Duke Street, #629 - Alexandria, VA 22314