John Alexander Watler Brings Brer Anansi to Life | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

John Alexander Watler- The last of Belize's legendary storytellers, brings his craft to the CD.

 

"...With Brer Anansi you can't get anymore cultural. He is roots and culture in the truest interpretation of the term. Our enslaved ancestors from West Africa brought their folk here, Anansi with them to the new world. Even the British Colonial masters recognized how important their folk hero was to our forefathers' culture and survival, and when they were allowed to go to school, they included Brer Anansi in all their elementary school reading books (Royal Reader and Caribbean Reader) in Belize, the Caribbean and Guyana..."