31st Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival

Black Joy: Stories Celebrating Hope, Resilience and Love!

The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) is sponsoring FREE storytelling Concerts for all schools on Friday, September 24, 2021. These storytellers are presented by the supporters of the Black Storytellers Alliance for our 31st Annual Black Storytelling Festival –“Black Joy:Stories Celebrating Hope, Resilience & Love.” This is an invitation for all public, private and alternative schools.

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Friday, September 24, 2021 – 4:00PM – 5:30PM (PDT):

  • Sister Lyn Ford
  • Sister Jan Blake
  • Brother Dylan Pritchett
  • Sister Kristie Lazenberry
  • Brother Joshua Gillespie
  • Brother Atiba Kwabena Wilson

Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 4:00PM – 5:30PM (PDT):

  • Mama Linda Goss
  • Sister Lyn Ford
  • Sister Jan Blake
  • Brother Mitch Capel (Gran’Daddy June Bug)
  • Sister Danielle Daniel
  • Brother Chetter Galloway
  • Brother Atiba Kwabena Wilson

Band Performances:

Gwen Matthews & Robert “Eddie” Robinson Band 

  • Martial Bescombes on Piano
  • James Towns on Bass
  • Stan Robinson on Drums


  • Cadence / Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar
  • Mattie / Keyboard, Vocals
  • Bennett / Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Wisdom / Drums, Vocals


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31st Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival

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