Inspirational storyteller for library festival

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Possibly Sierra Leone’s most remarkable raconteur reaches Campbeltown later this month.

Visitors to Campbeltown library can expect to be wowed when sensational storyteller, Usifu Jalloh, performs African Vibes: Stories from Sierra Leone as part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2018.

Usifu, ‘The Cowfoot Prince’, is well known in his homeland of Sierra Leone, and across the world, as a uniquely talented storyteller whose performances ensure that his audiences have an unforgettable experience.

Usifu has been described as ‘a storyteller and educator; a motivator and architect for social change and cultural awakening’.

An award winning performer and educator, Usifu has been working in arts education for over 20 years.

With his roots in Sierra Leone and his long associations with multicultural artists and audiences he has developed a storytelling style which takes in many languages, and uses an eclectic mix of music, dance and ideas.

Jen Farrant from the Royal Opera House in London has been quoted as saying: ‘I just wanted to let you know how much of an impact your performance had on me and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your energy, passion and talent as a ‘story teller’.

A library spokesperson said: ‘Live Argyll is to be congratulated for bringing this exciting entertainer to the town. This certainly promises to be an unmissable event.’

The free ticketed event will take place on Thursday October 25 from 7.00 to 8.30 pm and tickets can be obtained from Campbeltown library.

Further details are available from the library on 01586 55435 or campbeltown@liveargyll.co.uk.

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