A very warm welcome to the Interviews of Storybox World.
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LIVE from the 18th of September 2023
A performance Storyteller and Children's author based in Nairobi, Kenya, Wangari the Storyteller as she is popularly known, believes in the power of stories to make us reflect on life past, present and future. She is currently involved in a collaborative, Performative History project that uses storytelling and musical to discuss about the colonial period in Africa (1880 - 1960) through storytelling and music.
Wangari’s performances are highly participatory with the stories woven with dance, chant, song and other performance delicacies.
Visit Wangari on Facebook
LIVE at the 19th of October 2023
Online with English subtitles in November 2023
Hears Crow, is a woman of the Eastern Woodlands who lives her life in the tradition of the Nanhigganêuck, the people known today as the Narragansett. For over thirty years, she has been a Storyteller primarily of Longhouse Tales and other indigenous cultures. Hears Crow is also an educator, published poet and workshop leader “Stories are bridges that can link diverse cultures, transform our spirits, and open our hearts to one another. When our cultures, spirits, and hearts are open the Earth Mother will be healed.”
She is on the faculty of the Transformation Storytelling School, the Vermont State Liason to the National Storytelling Network, and a Youth Mentor through the Youth Storytellers Standing Together.
Interviews to come
LIVE at the 6th of November 2023
6PM - UTC/GMT
Online with English subtitles in December 2023
Chandrika is a storyteller, writer and a Hindu Priestess who lives in Wales. She learnt storytelling from her parents where her father was a Hindu priest and her mother no less. Hinduism has its base in the metaphysical wisdom of the Vedas. All ancient Hindu stories from the Purana to Panchatantra carry this message. Storytelling and story listening are important part of the religious lives of Hindus. The stories are both entertaining and deeply wise. Chandrika tells these stories to pass on the wisdom which is universal.
If anyone want to get in touch with me, I am Chandrika Joshi Hindu priestess on Instagram and Facebook.
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LIVE in February 2024
Online with English subtitles in March 2024
In any case, we will provide two more interviews starting in February.
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