On the last installment of Practically Speaking, master storyteller and Tennessee native Linda Goss took us on a journey through traditional and modern folklore within the African diaspora, while Chicago-based storyteller Velma Gladney talked about the ways storytelling is being kept alive in Chicago.
Gather ‘round the computer and have a listen.
And don’t miss the next installment of Practically Speaking this Friday at 11am on http://vocalo.org/player | 90.7 (CHI) | 89.5 (INDY).
Storytelling is all too familiar here at Vocalo, and we’re always on the search for events where people are able to freely express themselves over an open mic. One storytelling event by Stoop-Style Stories will start taking place every last Thursday of the month at Rosa’s Lounge in Humboldt Park and will feature poets, emcees, musicians, and artists as they share their personal narratives in front of a live audience. Stoop Style’s founder and host Lily Be joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and guest co host Tim Barnes this morning to discuss why we should attend and continue art the story telling.
For centuries, storytelling has been a rich tradition within the African diaspora. Tales of slaves flying, monkeys spreading gossip and a wise spider named Anansi are just a few of the ways that generations pass down values and history. On the next “Practically Speaking,” we explore storytelling throughout the diaspora, whether the tradition is disappearing in some places and ways it’s being kept alive in Chicago. You’ll hear from Mississippi-born, Chicago-based storyteller Velma Gladney and Linda Goss, author and founder of the National Association of Black Storytellers.
Keep an ear to the ground on Friday at 11am on www.vocalo.org/ 90.7 FM (Chi) /89.5FM (Indy)
Chicago born comedian and storyteller Monte LaMonte joins ‘The Morning AMp’ to discuss his new show with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon.
Described by Molly as “a man about town,” Monte is currently producing a show called ‘Shoot Em Up’ which combines the art of storytelling and filmmaking. He’s also seeking directors to create shorts for this month’s show!
Tonight!! Check out Vocalo Presents: Music and Stories. A storytelling night hosted this month by the Morning AMp’s Molly Adams and featuring music by Ayana Contreras of Reclaimed Soul.
Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city’s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.
Storytellers are Ray Teresi, Xavier Jordan, Roberta Miles and Patrick Salem.
Ohh, those drunken tales of embarrassment, hilarity and straight-up craziness. The Blackout Diaries, a live comedy show, recounts these tales to an audience at the Lincoln Lounge every Saturday night. Hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams are joined by thePuterbaugh Sisterz in-studio. These funny ladies talk about the Blackout Diaries, which they help produce each week, and the “exploding” storytelling scene in the city.
And try not cracking a smile when these two start laughing—it’s tough!
Storyteller of the week: Rocio is working on a piece about Proyecto Odisea that offers free Spanish-language college level humanities courses in Chicago. #vocalo #storytelling #publicmedia #education (at Vocalo 89.5 FM)