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Charlotte Blake Alston (The Kennedy Center)

Charlotte Blake Alston

Storyteller and singer Charlotte Blake Alston, whose repertoire includes stories and songs from the African and African American experience, presents an evening of scary tales for children of all ages. With exuberant energy, Charlotte Blake Alston speaks stories in ways that beckon and hold you like an amusement park ride. Time is suspended as audiences soar on every word, song, rap, inflection, gesture or drum beat. Her stories are enhanced by the sounds of traditional instruments including djembe, berimbau, nkoning, mbira and the 21-stringed kora. A former teacher, Charlotte skillfully adapts her presentations to the age and grade level of her audience, inviting active and joyful participation.

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Charlotte Blake Alston 10/31/99: Charlotte Blake Alston

Charlotte Blake Alston presents an evening of scary tales for children of all ages.

Charlotte Blake Alston

Charlotte Blake Alston presents an evening of scary tales for children of all ages.

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