The Pulse of the World

  • Category: Documentary
  • Genre: Social Issue
  • Director: Jesse Wippert
  • Producer: Jesse Wippert

For generations, West African music and oral history have been traditionally passed down through the family line of Griots (musicians, historians, storytellers). It has been said when a Griot dies it’s as though a library has burned to the ground. Efforts are underway to attain the Griots’ cultural knowledge from the respected elders of their society. A shared desire among the community, the University History Club unites musicians and historians while blending the past with the present and upholding the idea that, with the onset of globalization, preserving one’s own culture leads to the preservation of the entire world. [USA]

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