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Wichita Griots Plan Community 'Tellabration' As Part Of Global Storytelling Event

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Community leaders will join the Wichita Griots for a special night of storytelling Saturday.

The event is called Tellabration, which is a global effort to build community support for storytelling.

Founder Jean Pouncil-Burton says a great lineup is planned, including stories from the principal of Holy Savior Catholic Academy and Urban Prep Academy, as well as the pastor of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita.

"We involve the community so the community tells along with the Griots," she says. "This is our international program. It goes on all around the world on the same day. People will tell stories, will share their story all around the world."

Singing, dancing and drumming will also be part of Tellabration Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas African-African American Museum in downtown Wichita.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter@Eckels.

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