Monthly Archives: March 2008
Coming up in April, Independence Elementary is going to connect to the Storytellers Drum for two interactive videoconferences on John Henry. I have had schools connect to other programs offered by this content provider, like Griot Drum Ensemble and The Major and the Color Sergeant, but this is my first connection for John Henry. I’m interested to see it! Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Khabir Shareef, also known as Khabir the Storyteller, has had years of experience. According to its website, the mission of the Storytellers Drum is “to preserve and perpetuate the oral traditions through the arts.” Also, on the website, you can listen to clips of The Griot Drum Ensemble, see photos of performances, read biographies of the performers, as well as check out where in the country the storyteller(s) have and will perform.