29th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival
Signifyin' & Testifyin'

"Strength of Our Youth, Wisdom of Our Elders"

September 26 – 28, 2019
2019 Featured Artist

An Elder Woman in Red Color Costume

Janice The Griot
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A Man Teaching Story Telling Techniques in a Class

Oba William King
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Mama Koku on the Stage Storytelling
A Man in a Red and Yellow African Costume

Dylan Pritchett

Storytelling Method Display in Minnesota

Atiba Kwabena-Wilson

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A Woman in Black Smiling Headshot

Aunti Beverly
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A Woman in a Mustard Color Coat

Toni Simmons
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A Woman in a White Costume Story Telling

Oceana James

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A Black Liberty Flag in Red Black and Green Color

Venues & Times

Opening Ceremony

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 – 9:30 PM
Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Golden Valley, MN

Opening by
Brother Ghana M’Baye
Drum Troupe

Liars Contest

Friday, September 27, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Ames Elks Lodge
1614 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Grand Finale

Saturday, September 28, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Minneapolis Central Library 
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis Minnesota

Opening by
Voice of Culture
Dance and Drum Troupe

All events are family-friendly, Free and open to the public.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant
from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative
appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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