A Season's Griot

Airing on WHQR 91.3fm!
Time: Wednesday, December 26th, 1 pm
Rebroadcast: Saturday, December 30th, 4 pm


A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 22 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

This year’s program celebrates Family & Celebration. The show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette, and other members of the Season’s Griot family return and familiar and favorite elements of Griot will also be in place with plenty of music in this 2017 edition!

About the Host, Madafo Lloyd Wilson:

Madafo Lloyd Wilson has worked as a storyteller and musician for nearly 30 years. Following in the footsteps of the griot, a West African storyteller, Wilson shares the vibrant traditions of African and African-American folklore. To the delight of audiences throughout the U.S., East and West Africa, and Europe, he combines traditional and contemporary tales with original music to create a mixture of styles and periods. Whether performing in schools, libraries or churches, at cultural festivals, weddings or funerals, whether in concert halls, studios, nightclubs or under shade trees, Wilson shares tales that are ageless and that speak to all people and cultures. 

All questions and comments may be sent to Producer Mary Bradley, mary@whqr.org.

This project receives support from The North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. 

A Season's Griot is produced by WHQR's Mary Bradley and distributed nationwide by Public Radio International.

CD copies available for $15 (send check payable to WHQR to Mary Bradley, WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, #300, Wilmington, NC 28401).