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Cheryl Hinton

Cheryl Hinton


Love, as she is affectionately known by her grandson, is the Dansa Griot. Mama Cheryl Hinton is a member of the Griot Circle of Maryland and National Association of Black Storytellers. She is also co-founder of Mama Talk, a storytelling duo and previously co-hosted a Maryland Public Television show called the Talking Drum. Mama Talk have provided Black History exhibits, hosted shows with songs and storytelling for companies, organizations and private venues throughout the Baltimore-Washington area.

One of many highpoints of her storytelling career has been her trip to Ghana, West Africa where she told stories, games and songs to the most beautiful children of Ghanaian Motherís Hope, a pre and primary school and womenís clinic. Her stories love to weave in virtues, morals, civility, and human kindness while guiding your imagination into places where we all need to be every day, in every way ~ living and breathing God's Love. Not only is she a storyteller, she is also a theatrical singer, actress and costumer for Wombwork Productions, Inc. and an African Dancer for Keur Khaleyi West African Dance Company, veteran of both Return to Goree African Dance Company, and Sankofa Dance Theater.

For decades, her love of African dance, artistic apparel design and construction experience have blessed her with opportunities to incorporate her professional life as a Multicultural Affairs Administrator with her passionate life of the Arts. She has facilitated workshops on various educational and diversity topics as well instructed African dance and physical fitness for children as well as adults. Her professional dance, storytelling and educational lecture experiences has allowed her to travel to West and East Africa and throughout the USA.

Love, the Dansa griot, one who embraces the gift of the spoken word, song and traditional dance as a healing art of our people.

For prices and bookings contact:

Cheryl Hinton



Phone Number: 410-428-2735

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