CyberCamp 2000


From  Griots  to  Poets
 


Imagine yourself as the Griot (historian, praise-singer, musical entertainer)
, what would you sing, rap or rhyme about?
 

Exercise:
 
 
  1. Visit the Web Resources, provided below,  to study various rhymes and lyrics of rappers/MCs, Modern Griots you investigated in the first session of Patterns of Communication (last Friday).
     
  2. Answer the questions provided below.
     

Web Resources
 
Raps / Rhymes Modern Griots' Lyrics
Brooklyn (Mos Def) Cheer up  (Bob Marley)
Ham and Eggs (Tribe Called Quest) Youssou n'Dour (translated lyrics)
Mr. Wendell (Arrested Development) Mercy, Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye)

My People (The Last Poets)

Family Reunion (The O'Jays)


Questions:

What is the name of the artist? _____________________________________

What is the story about?
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What are the reoccurring themes in the story?

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What's your favorite line in the story?

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  1. Create a story or rhyme in Griot-fashion about what happen to you from the time you woke-up this morning to when you arrived at CyberCamp.
    Remember, as a Griot, you can s-t-r-e-t-c-h the truth, and be creative.

     

  2. Use the Patterns of Communication Template to type your story and decorate your webpage.