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Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group

"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"

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KOTC MEMBER'S VIDEOS

In 2008, KOTC member, JOSLYN DUNCAN founder of GRIOTWORKS produced a promo short for the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival & Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Theme: "Celebrating Heroes and Sheroes of Freedom"

In 2017, KOTC's founding member CHARLOTTE BLAKE-ALSTON delivers on the importance of storytelling at a TEDx talk in Wilmington, Delaware.

KOTC & NABS Co-founder, LINDA GOSS, speaks on her life as a storyteller. 

Watoto of Joy is Keepers Of The Culture, Inc. youth group. Listens as Daija Robertson puts her own spin on a classic Aesop tale.

KOTC's Co-founder CAROLIESE FRINK REED, Phd., tells the folktale, High John The Conquerer @ KOTC's Family Day October 2015

KOTC's Life-member, QUEEN NUR tells the hispanic folktale,  "Good To Know A Second Language" @ TEDx talk, Philadelphia, Philadelphia.

Keepers Of The Culture, Inc. 

LOVE NIGHT 2003 

THEME: 10 X 10=100 % LOVE

@ Jazz Clef Club of Philadelphia


PLEASE EXCUSE THE STATIC...it came from the original noise of the camera recording and can't be removed...it won't last long. If you know how to remove it from a DVD please contact us. Thanks so much.


Featuring: Oni Lasana with Kala JoJo, The Tall Storyteller. Nashid Ali, Charlotte Blake-Alston, Queen Nur, Caroliese Frink-Reed, Abiodun, Denise Valentine and Ron Carter.

KOTC's Co-founder, JANICE "JAWARA" BISHOP tells her Grandfather's  stories at Stories In Service,  a GriotWorks Production

KOTC'S Co-founder, WANDA GIGETTS @ Family Day

October 2015

Keepers Of The Culture, Inc. (KOTC), youth group, Watoto of Joy, presented at the Free Library of Philadelphia main branch in October 2015. Onochie Odenigbo, 9, shares his original opening.

KOTC's Life-member, NASHID ALI  Call & Response at GriotWorks, Stories in Service 2010

ONI LASANA, "Keep A Pluggin' Away"  by Paul Laurence Dunbar at Tobago Library Services 2017

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The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. 

"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured 

many adversities and outlasted much difficulty." 

(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)

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We offer quality arts-in-education programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area. 


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