Jan Blake is one of Europe’s leading storytellers who has performed world-wide for twenty-five years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean and Arabia, she has a well-earned reputation for generous and passionate storytelling.
In 2011 she was awarded the biannual Thüringe Märchen Preis which is awarded to scholars of performers who have devoted their lives to the service of storytelling.
Kouame Sereba is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who spent his youth travelling across the African continent. He grew up in the Côte d’Ivoire where The Old Woman, The Buffalo And The Lion Of Manding is still told by griots today.
Kouame works with musicians across all musical genres and was named Folk Musician of the Year at the Folkelarm Awards in 2009.
Raymond Sereba moved to Norway in 1983. Like his brother Kouame, he is an actor, dancer and musician.
Raymond’s diverse work includes being a principle dancer for the Ballet National Côte d’Ivoire, working at Oslo World Music Festival and giving workshops for children and young people in Palestine.