"In ancient Africa..."Griots" were the counselors of kings. They conserved the constitutions of kingdoms by memory alone...It was from among the griots that kings used to choose the tutors for young princes...For want of archives (they) recorded the customs, traditions, and governmental principles of kings."
Sundiata, Djibril T. Naine
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Dr. Andrew Baskin will retire as editor of the Griot in Spring 2018. The association wishes to thank him for his years of service and his commitment to professional development and  scholarship.

Andrew Baskin

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Griot Definition

(noun) a member of a hereditary caste among the peoples of western Africa whose function is to keep an oral history of the tribe or village and to entertain with stories, poems, songs, dances, etc.
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