Title: Les griots
Illustrator / Graphic Designer / Art Director / Creative Director / Costume Designer / Fine Artist | Paris and Londres
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In most African countries, people tell stories through songs. This is a traditions deported African people have brought with them to the fields in the US. We call them « griots ». Bluesmen are griots. Negro spiritual, blues, rock and roll, soul, jazz…They were telling their stories by singing. They were trying to keep the spirit of Africa Alive in them, in the mind of their children. They were trying to keep that sacred link with motherland. A part of their ancestral culture was and is still in them. They were trying to recover their ancestral spirit and traditions. Their cultures did not completely faded. It has Evolved with them, with their expériences. With their pain. I celebrate those griots.
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