AwaaZ Magazine


The Cultural Art of Storytelling in Slam! Poetry

SAMOSA will use Hadithi to showcase and demonstrate the beautiful cultural myths, values and stories inherent in all cultures in Kenya, with the specific objective of highlighting similarities which run through the various traditions.

The art of storytelling is central to all traditional cultures and has been customarily used to impart knowledge, teach, and preserve customs and tribal identity through generations.

Cultural myths and stones, if expounded on well, can be introduced in a modem context to help enhance our understanding of traditional and cultLiral backgrounds. In doing so, we can perhaps bring about an understanding of how some traditions continue to be relevant, and identify those which are followed for the sake of generational continuity. Hadithi showcases stories such as Chagua Rafiki, Fumo Liyongo and Bhakt Prahiad.