Week 4

The Storyteller, painting by Martin Pate, nps.gov


READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 66–72

How is an oral culture different from our own culture? What are the roles of memory and sound in an oral culture? How is secondary orality different from primary orality?

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VIDEO "Keita: The Heritage of the Griot," 94 minutes, 1995
Director: Dani Kouyaté

There will be questions about the video on Test 1. If you missed the video, you should get notes about it from another student.

OPTIONAL What is a griot?