Walk Good: African and Caribbean Folktales

We share African and Caribbean folktales for the enjoyment of those young and young at heart, both at "home" and living in the African/Caribbean diaspora. Stories are retold by our storyteller Kesha Christie, the founder of Talkin' Tales. Our culture has a rich oral tradition and we seek to preserve it by educating and entertaining audiences with stories passed down from generation to generation.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 11m. Bisher sind 90 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 16 hours 26 minutes

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episode 22: The Monkey who asked for misery- Haitian Folktale


Have you every been told you ask for too much.  Find out what happens when monkey asks to lots and lots of misery.

Story retold in this episode:

The monkey who asked for misery

https://www.longbranch.k12.nj.us/cms/lib/NJ01001766/Centricity/Domain/868/The-Monkey-Who-Asked-for-Misery.pdf

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episode 21: Uncle Bouki gets whee-ai - Haitian Folktale


Happy New Year!

Haiti celebrates it's independence on January 1st.  

The story we share in this episode is a Bouki story,  These stories have been told for as long as people can remember.  They teach us how to live and how to behave.  Bouki is a character that is very foolish or easily confused.

Story retold in this episode:

Uncle Bouki gets whee-ai

https://www.teachingforchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Haiti_Literature...


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 2023-01-05  4m
 
 

episode 20: The Three Tests- A Kwanzaa story - African Folktale


Happy Kwanzaa from December 26th to January 1, we celebrate the 7 principles of Kwanzaa:

UMOJA (Unity)

KUJICHAGULIA (Self-Determination):
UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility):

UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics)

NIA (Purpose)

KUUMBA (Creativity)

IMANI (Faith)

https://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2011/11/kwanzaa_stories...


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 2022-12-28  10m
 
 

episode 19: The Best Gift of All - The Legend of La Vieja Belén - Dominican Republic Folktale


La Vieja Belén is very hardworking and is often too busy to sit with friends because she was always doing something.  Until the day she is visited by 3 Kings...

Story in this episode:

The Best Gift of All - The Legend of La Vieja Belén

Resource:  https://books.google.ca/books/about/Best_gift_of_all...


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 2022-12-22  7m
 
 

episode 18: Pig and Long Mout - Jamaican Folktale


Once upon a Christmas time, Anancy was up to his trickster ways...

Story in this episode:

Pig & Long Mout

Resource:  Louise Bennett  Anancy and Miss Lou,  Page 5

Seasons Greetings

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 2022-12-14  9m
 
 

episode 17: Magic Flight - Bajan/ Barbadian Folktale


In this episode we are sharing with you an Bajan/ Barbadian folktale.  Barbados celebrates it's independence from British rule on November 30th.  Barbados received it's independence on November 30, 1966.

Let's celebrate with story!!!

A boy and a giant play dice...

Story in this episode:

Magic Flight

Resource:  The Journal of American Folklore  Barbados Folklore - Vol. 38, No. 148 (Apr. - Jun., 1925), pp. 267-292 (26 pages)

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 2022-12-01  5m
 
 

episode 16: Snake & Hunter - Surinamese Folktale


In this episode we are sharing with you an Surinamese Folktale.  Suriname celebrates it's independence from Dutch rule on November 25th.  Suriname received it's independence on November 25, 1975.

Let's celebrate with story!!!

How do your repay and act of kindness?

Story in this episode:

Snake and Hunter

Resource:  The Journal of American Folklore  Vol. 30, No. 116 (Apr. - Jun., 1917), pp. 239-250 (12 pages)

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 2022-11-24  9m
 
 

episode 15: The Taxi Ride - African Folktale - Ghana


In this episode we are sharing with you an African Folktale.

Why do a Donkey, a goat and a dog behave in different ways around cars.

Story in this episode:

The Taxi Ride

Resource:  How & Why stories world tales kids can read & tell by Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss

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 2022-11-10  5m
 
 

episode 14: Rounce - St. Vincent and the Grenadines Folklore


St. Vincent and the Grenadines celebrate their independence on October 27th.  They received their independence in 1979.  Let's celebrate with this story about Rounce.

Although the Caribbean does no celebrate Halloween there are many things that go bump in the night.

Rounce is an evil character which grunts like a pig and will carry you away if it finds you outside of the house after dark. 

Story in this episode:

Rounce

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 2022-10-28  8m
 
 

episode 13: Why the Crocodile has no tongue - Cuban Folktale


How and why stories explain the things we don't understand.  This old Cuban folktale explains why the crocodile has no tongue.

Cuba celebrates it's independence on October 10th and first received independence in 1902.

Story retold in this episode:

Why the crocodile has no tongue

Resource:  

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 2022-10-13  6m