Storytelling in Kenya

Presented by

Ruth Mwangangi


Storytime in Kenyan culture is more than a moment to leave the current world behind. Stories transmit information, sharing important messages or moral teaching. Stories pass on the knowledge, virtues, values, lifestyles, and ethics that sustain the Kenyan people. The narration includes components that are key to engage the listener's senses for interaction and message retention, including but not limited to the songs and distinct use of sounds to convey specific meanings or to symbolize what is going on in a person’s life. Notice the musical instruments that honor and respect the natural environment.

Workshop Details




Social Studies, Storytelling


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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