Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
Masankho born in Malawi, Central Africa arrived in the United States as a political refugee in 1987, and earned a degree in Theater and Dance Arts from the College of Wooster in Ohio. After graduating, Masankho turned down an invitation to study at the Shakespeare School of Acting in New York, opting instead to devote his life to using dance, theater, music, drumming, Interplay and storytelling to inspire people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice, and cultural understanding. To further this goal and ambition Masankho got his Master of Arts in Creation Spirituality from Holy Names University (Sophia Center) in 2001. Since 1999 when he founded UCanDanc' African Healing Arts Masankho has traveled to all 50 States, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Croatia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Morocco, Malawi, South Africa sharing his message of peace, healing and community building using the Arts. Masankho is an International renowned storyteller, drummer, dancer and educator. In 2001 Masankho received the Unsung Hero of Compassion award from his Holiness the Dalai Lama for his work around the world.
Welcome to Professional Storyteller. You sound like a fascinating man and I would love to see you perform in person! Plus, you are the first person to put "complicated" in the relationship status. That shows what a complex person you are! LOL I hope you enjoy the site and the new friends you will make. Best wishes!
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller