32nd Annual Black Master Storytellers Festival: Signifyin’ and Testifyin’

Grand Finale Storytelling Concert

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm

900 Hennepin Third Floor

32nd Annual Black Master Storytellers Festival: Signifyin’ & Testifyin’ at The Hennepin in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 24, 2022.


The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting the community in finding the information that it needs about the power of the oral tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Their mission is to maintain the art of storytelling as a primary source for positive instruction and reinforcement of the rich beauty embodied in the telling of “the story!”

The 32nd Annual Black Master Storytellers Festival runs September 22 at the Perpich Center for the Arts (6125 Olson Memorial Highway), September 23 at the historic Capri Theater (2027 West Broadway) and September 24 at Studio 900 (900 Hennepin Ave).

ASL for all daily line up activities will be provided by Sister Jamillah Hollman and Sister Rosalinda Estrada-Alvarez

Lineup for Saturday, September 24:

  • Welcome & National Anthem
  • Libation (Beverly Cottman)
  • MC & Intros (Danielle)
  • Mama Koku
  • Len Cabral
  • Dr. Amina Blackwood Meeks
  • Joshua Gillespie (Brother Ase)
  • Charlotte Blake Alston
  • Dylan Pritchett
  • Sister Rita Cox
  • Gran’Daddy June Bug

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