Storyteller Diane Ferlatte has wowed audiences across the globe on six continents and over twenty countries. Steeped in oral traditions and rich with cultural content, Diane’s programs are vibrant, engaging, and resonant. While emphasizing the history, struggles and triumphs of the African American experience as well as African & Southern tales, she also loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity. She believes that telling and listening to each other’s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. Her programs emphasize history, social science, folklore, and oral literature.
Awards include the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Circle of Excellence Award and the National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award. Joined by her musician Erik Pearson on banjo & guitar her recordings have garnered a Grammy Nomination as well numerous other awards.
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