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“La Griotte” - 14 x 17 in. (36 x 43 cm), graphite on bristol.

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La Griotte

14x17 graphite on bristol.

For centuries, Griots and Griottes have been important members of Mande society due to their role as oral historians and keepers of the traditions. Nowadays in the cities such as Conakry, they are also dynamic and powerful singers and performers, and always orchestrate the Dembadon festivals that take place just before a marriage. This woman had a powerful voice and was an accomplished singer and respected griotte.


Drawing on Culture

An Artist’s West Africa Travelogue

$19.00

In Drawing on Culture, Kobrenski shares his artwork, stories, and insights about culture and worldviews with the keen eye of an anthropologist so that we might, in turn, see our own cultural worldview with new eyes.

More than thirty new artworks from his time in Guinea are compiled here alongside his own field notes and essays. His portrait drawings inspire conversations about diversity, tradition, and why ancient ways of knowing are now more relevant than ever.

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“Dave Kobrenski is a gifted artist and musician, and a better anthropologist than many of the PhDs I know. Here is a fine text that depicts people as they are, illustrates their essence, and demonstrates the importance of appreciating, without appropriating, their lives and ways of being.”

Katherine Donahue, Ph.D, Professor Emerita, Anthropology