The Griot’s Tale

Written and Directed by Tunde Jegede, The Griot’s Tale is a classic story of a young man’s search for truth and how this is revealed through his journey into the unexpected and unknown. It is a fantastical tale that sweeps through epochs of time, drawing on old African mythology and symbolism to portray five contemporary fables told through ancient eyes. It is an innovative new work that represents a meeting point between music, poetry, dance and the visual image to encourage new forms of story-telling.

Tunde Jegede - writer / director / composer
Patrice Naiambana - actor / storyteller
Bode Lawal - choreography / dance
Renu Hossain - tabla / percussion
Sunara Begum - live visuals