Guam Storytelling, an exciting art

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Guam has uniqueness in its culture and it is the Chamorro tribe. This culture of Guam and the folklore are brought to life through dance and music, but another unique way that this culture is highlighted is the local storytellers. These story tellers pass on stories about the legends of Chamorro culture and also pass on lessons that give insight into Chamorro beliefs and humor.

A lot many old tribes use storytelling to pass traditions and Chamorro story tellers also use this old tradition. Throughout history, Chamorro storytellers have educated and entertained audiences with captivating tales, skits, and poetry that are often used to convey a life lesson to the listener. In honor of this great tradition, an annual event called Lanchon Antigo is held. During the festival, local storytellers keep oral tradition alive by sharing riveting legends and historical tales as well as intriguing personal stories and wartime experiences.

This year’s festival will also feature workshops on other Chamorro arts such as chanting, dancing, carving, and weaving. This event is being held at the Gef Pa’go Chamorro Cultural Village in Inarajan on November 14, 2015 from 10AM to 5PM. While in Guam for the festival, stay at Wyndham Gardens, Guam for the best staying experience.

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