A member of a class of travelling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.
- Our poets and storytellers are the modern-day griots who speak the history and carry on the culture with dazzling tongue.
- In addition to the storytelling and music provided by the griots, the Malinke like to listen to the radio.
- Neal also recalls that the role of the blues singer is not unlike that of the griot in traditional African societies.
French, earlier guiriot, perhaps from Portuguese criado.
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