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Watch for 2019 Black Master Storytelling Festival  "Signifyin' & Testifyin'

September 26 - 28, 2019

Theme: "Strength of Our Youth...Wisdom of Our Elders!"

Native American saying



is more important

than our STORIES!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Welcome to the Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) home page. We are a non profit organization dedicated to assisting you in finding the information that you need about the power of the oral tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Our mission is to maintain the art of storytelling as a primary source for positive instruction and reinforcement of the rich beauty embodied in the telling of "the story"!
On these pages you will find a few of the many Master Storytellers across the USA and Canada who have made that mission an avocation. We'll put the news (the story) in this place and refer you to where others may be found!

Black Storytellers Alliance

​    The art of storytelling

Minnesota State Arts Board awards major grant to BSA for 2019 production in Shakopee Minnesota Women's Correctional Facility featuring: Brother Ghana, Gwen Matthews, "Eddie" Robinson, Dylan Pritchett, Mother Minter & Nothando Zulu!

You owe it to yourself to listen to this Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Broadcast of the event by clicking on this Link. You can also read the article!

Many THANKS to Ms. Riham Feshir, MPR reporter and Mr. Evan Frost, MPR photographer.

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If you were one of our many audience participants for the 27th Annual "Signifyin' & Testifyin'" Festival, but did not fill out our Brief 4 question Survey. Please click Tthe button below