Usifu Jalloh


Born in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone, Usifu is an energetic, funny, and deeply inspiring storytelling performer. Sierra Leone’s Excellence Award winner in Creative Arts, United Artists Award winner for Contribution to Promoting Sierra Leone culture 2012 and Bristol’s 2012 Storytelling Grand Slam Award winner, a keynote speaker at various UK universities and often quoted in a variety of genre  and publications including authors such as Frank Wynne (2006). He has co-written and co-published an epic play, ‘Sweet Peter’, representing  the experience of slavery, colonialism and war in Sierra Leone.

Usifu Jalloh has worked extensively leading drumming and dance workshops throughout the educational and entertainment sector and with corporate organisations. His current production  ‘AFRICA’S COWFOOT!!! The Magic of Storytelling’ provides a platform for oral tradition on a literate stage. Jalloh has starred in two short films about refugees, including the award-winning Journey Man and Reel Lives Sierra Leone, an educational dvd on traditional practices in Sierra Leone for schools



Upcoming Events: 

The Rapper and the Griot

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 2:00pm
1 hour
Settle Victoria Hall

Premiering at the Festival of Happiness.

Traditional African storytelling and drumming meets contemporary African rap. Two award winning artists will transport you to Africa, to a wonderful, rich and vibrant world. 


Save 20% off tickets online. Full price Adults: £12 Under 18: £8 Family: £30

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