Da Terrence Roberts is a jali/griot a storyteller in the West African Tradition of Jaliyaa. As a teaching artist/storyteller in the style of Jaliyaa Roberts embraces the teaching power of words and music. Students are fascinated with the culture, stories, and musical instruments of Africa. Roberts’ performances, workshops, and residencies are filled with teaching moments not just in West African culture but in science, history, and language arts. Terrence Roberts is known as “Da Story Weaver”. In the language of the Bamanakan people of West Africa, the ancient title“Da” was one who connected his people to their past and escorted them into their future Roberts is a master storyteller who draws both children and adults into his web with his animated and interactive style, Roberts is available for teacher workshops and both short and long term residencies.