Akako the Parrot
Daour Wade from Senegal can remember the time when the era of the great griots or storytellers came to an end. He says it was when radio and television began to appear in people’s homes during the 1960s and 70s. Some of the griots went on to become actors or radio presenters. He is optimistic and does not think that storytelling will ever disappear. Apart from being a storyteller, Daour Wade is also a writer and a prolific film maker, having made over 20 movies and documentaries. He tells stories at festivals, in the indigenous Senegalese language Wolof as well as in French and English.