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Libraries To Celebrate Black History Month With Baba Jamal Koram

babaMaster Storyteller Baba Jamal Koram will bring the rich heritage and traditions of Africa to life in eight performances with the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) this February.

A customer favorite, Koram, recipient of National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, is returning to AACPL after several years with the program “African Stories in the Americas.”

Koram was raised in an international community and reared in the strong traditions of the American South. Introduced to African resources at an early age, he has continued to learn, share, and teach the culture and importance of the people from this socially dynamic continent for more than 20 years.

His performances include drumming, song and call-and-response, celebrating the history, humor, music and lore of the African and African-American cultures. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by his unique blend of old and new storytelling techniques.

For more information on the program, please see the latest issue of Happenings! or go to

African Stories in the Americas with Baba Jamal Koram – Program Dates:

  • West County Area Library – Thursday, February 6 at 7 PM
  • Maryland City at Russet Community Library – Monday, February 10 at 7 PM
  • Annapolis Area Library – Tuesday, February 11 at 7 PM
  • Severn Community Library – Thursday, February 13 at 7 PM
  • Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library – Saturday, February 15 at 2 PM
  • Severna Park Community Library – Monday, February 17 at 7 PM
  • North County Area Library – Thursday, February 20 at 7 PM
  • Crofton Community Library – Monday, February 24 at 7 PM
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