11:29 AM, February 20, 2009

In West Africa, the griot functions as a poet, a praise singer, a wandering musician, and a repository of oral tradition.

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side (facing South College Street) in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on griots.  The exhibit features numerous books, photographs, and informative captions about griots and some of the connections to African American folklore.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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