Newton Zadock Kweya encourages a full house to actively participate in his storytelling session.
Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Newton Zadock Kweya uses storytelling as a way to entertain and educate others.
Photo by Rachel Winslow, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Newton Zadock Kweya is a professional storyteller working with Zamaleo Arts and Culture Trust. Storytelling is an old art form that is not often practiced today but has a vibrant following. Passed along from generation to generation, storytelling is used to entertain, to educate, and to teach about social wrongdoings.