Charlotte Blake Alston

 Charlotte Blake Alston tells stories from African and African American oral traditions. She has performed in venues throughout North America and abroad, including the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Women of the World Festival in South Africa and festivals in Ireland, Austria and Brazil She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Pennsylvania Artist of the Year Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Award. In 2021 she was named the Official Storyteller, Narrator, and Host of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Eloquent storytelling. The New York Times

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