Charlotte Blake Alston
Charlotte Blake Alston is one of the
most sought-after storytellers in the
country. Traditional and contemporary
African and African American stories
come to life with every word or song,
rap or drumbeat — performed with
exuberance. Alston is the first storyteller
to perform with The Philadelphia
Orchestra on both their Children’s and
Youth concert series. Alston is also a
featured performer, host and narrator
on two Carnegie Hall series. “Eloquent
storytelling.” (The New York Times)
Alston offers interactive programs for
schools, children and family audiences,
incorporating myths, legends, history,
poetry and songs enhanced with
traditional instruments such as djembe,
ngoni and the 21-stringed kora.
Complementary activities include workshops
for teachers and storytellers, lecture/
demonstrations for students of all ages,
and performances for adult audiences.
Flexible. Call for a
complete list of technical requirements.
Performance/Complementary activity fees $3,200
per day, plus expenses (includes 3 activities
per day). Additional activities $350-$800.
Siegel Artist Management, East Coast: Jennifer Morris, (570) 824-2266; Midwest: Liz Silverstein, (847) 475-4224; West Coast: Alisa Kaeser, (202) 667-1076
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