Griots

Men who narrate, chant, or sing histories, especially genealogies, of individuals, families, and communities, often accompanying this with instrumental music, acting, and mime. Originally used with reference to West Africans, now applied to such people in other cultures and geographic regions.

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Men who narrate, chant, or sing histories, especially genealogies, of individuals, families, and communities, often accompanying this with instrumental music, acting, and mime. Originally used with reference to West Africans, now applied to such people in other cultures and geographic regions.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300260302. The J. Paul Getty Trust.