Baba Jamal Koram: "Thought Provoking/Up-lifting/Culturally Relevant!"
Teach a Class Narrate a Production Conduct a Workshop Compose a Story Create/Manage a Storytelling Event Beginners Drum/Story Class Tell A Story . . .
For National and International Bookings: AASAI 3213 Duke Street # 629 Alexandria, VA 22314 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 703.725.6593 703.684.8587 office 703.725.6593 cell
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For Booking in the Mid-Atlantic Region: 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. . ."
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Storytelling Touring Programs for School and Community
Storytelling and the Healing Drum/Story
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. In the above photo, he is telling stories onstage at the week long event
Storytelling Touring - Programs for School & Community
Tells Stories That:
Encourage Creative Thought
Promote the Common Courtesy Idea
Afrakan Freedom Stories: Stories of Hope, Courage, Victory
Common Sense Approaches to Core Curriculum
African Stories in de Americas/ Folktales
Under the Grio Tree/ Tales with African motifs and landscapes K-5
"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." Discovery Theater
Length of Program 45 minutes to 1 hour All Ages email@example.com 703.725.6593 “Calm and captivating, Baba Jamal Koram captured the hearts of the audience with his rhythm, voice and drum.” - CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Recipient of National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, Baba Jamal has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, National Black Storytelling Festival, regional festivals , theaters and schools nationwide. B.A., M.S., and Ed.S. degrees.
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
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 adult voice, an elder's (if you will) in their journey to finding inner calm. The drum enables them to express themselves musically, verbally and inwardly.
1 hour sessions. Preliminary meeting with host facility/organization.
"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 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 their art.
Storytelling Workshops for Youth
Storytelling Workshops for Professional Tellers
Storytelling Programs for Pre-Schools and K-2 Children
Baba Jamal Koram, Ed.S. The StoryMan African American Storytelling Arts Institute (AASAI) www.blackstory.org 703.684.8587/cell: 703.725.6593 firstname.lastname@example.org 3213 Duke Street, #629 - Alexandria, VA 22314