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Henry Ross Film Review Africana Video 217: Keita: The Heritage of the Griot The film, Keita: The Heritage of the Griot illustrates a story about self-discovery through the tradition and the “heritage of the griot.” The movie presents the conflict between tradition and modernity. Djeliba Kouyate´ (Great Griot) travels to the city to initiate Mabo Keita into the secrets of his heritage and meaning of his name, Keita. It is known that the Kouyate's have served as griots to the Keitas since Sundiata Keita founded the empire of Mali. Therefore, Djeliba feels responsible to tell Mabo the story of his ancestry, the Sundjata Epic . The Sundjata Epic is tells the story of Sundiata Keita, the king responsible for turning the land of Mande into the great empire of Mali. The film’s strengths lie in its argument that African tradition and knowledge of heritage, not an imported Western curriculum, are the necessary starting points for African development. A griot’s purpose is to be a storyteller and tutor children in the
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2009 for the course AS&RC 205 taught by Professor Bekerie, a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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