was born the 5th of 11 children in West Dallas Projects. She attended
Dallas Public Schools and graduated in 1975 from Skyline High. She
received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from East
Texas State University in 1980. During ten years of public school
teaching she invited a storyteller to the school and then decided she
could do just as well.
stories to her special education students which spread over to the
rest of the school. This led to her doing stories for almost every
major festival and cultural event in Dallas. She is called a GRIOT
(gree-o); traveling storyteller, musician and poet. She is the mother
of 2 children Ishmael Mozeke and Isaac Mozeke.
Afiah Bey has over 15 years of experience as a
griot/storyteller. She has performed at many public and private
schools, libraries and many cultural events in the Dallas/FT.Worth
metroplex. She has been featured on Fox's "Insights",
WFAA "Family First". She is a griot/storyteller full time.
To give to
the community an understanding and importance of the Griot/storyteller.
A Griot (gree-o) tells the history of a people through stories,
songs, rhythms, theatre, dance and visual arts. Participants
self-esteem will be enhanced as they learn and listen to stories
which teach moral and values.