Canada Celebrates Folklore | 2021

Canada Celebrates Folklore ?

Canadian Centre for Mindful Habitats (CCMH) and The Great India Festival (TGIF), present:  Canada Celebrates Folklore  for Samhita: A Celebration of Multiculturalism bringing together folktales from different countries.

Mindful Habitats and TGIF extend a call for Canadian narrators to narrate in English, folklores from different countries. We are looking for folktales that are culturally significant or popular in the respective countries and will bring out the fundamental human values that spread happiness and positivity around.

If you have a story in mind from your country of origin, previous residence or a place that you have a significant cultural experience and understanding, please  contact us  to participate by May 10, 2021

Narration (A video) of folklore will be published on the websites of the partnering organizations, which will be followed by a Worldwide call for illustrations for the folktales recorded. A panel of artists will select the illustrations from the ones received to be included in the accompanying catalogue of stories and illustrations to be published by Mindful Habitats subsequently.

Discussion: The narrators participated in the virtual panel discussion titled The Art of Storytelling on Multiculturalism Day in Canada on June 27, 2021.

Story from Haiti

Retold by Natalie Milien

Story from West Africa

Retold by Kesha Christie

Story from Palestine

Retold by Rana Abughannam

Story from Egypt

Retold by Dalia Abdelbaset

Story from Russia

Retold by Natalia Fancy

Story from Mexico

Retold by Jorge Rivera Gutierrez

Story from India

Retold by Radhika Sekar

Story from Kenya

Retold by Jerry Haigh

Story from Austria

Retold by Christine Mayr

Story from Colombia

Retold by Claudia Salguero

Story from New Zealand

Retold by Hermione Rivison

Story from Nepal

Retold by Uttam Makaju

Story from Greece

Retold by Barbara Aliprantis

Story from Italy

Retold by Giuseppe (Pino) Monorchio

Story from China

Retold by Peter Fan