Wit and Wisdom: Anansi Tales and Other Stories
For decades, Rita Cox shared her extensive story repertoire around the world in community settings and on professional tours. Now, this award-winning master storyteller shares some of these magical tales on her first album, Wit and Wisdom.
This two-disc collection of Afro-Caribbean stories is infused with Rita’s Trinidadian cultural history and her captivating storytelling style. Disc 1 showcases the much-loved trickster tales of Anansi, brought to the Caribbean by slaves from West Africa and passed on orally through generations. Disc2 is devoted to legendary tales about how and why things came to be, and to supernatural stories whose characters’ names reflect the early French colonial influences.
Rita draws from her deep knowledge of oral tradition, and is beloved for her storytelling. This very special collection will resonate with those who know Rita from her long career as a librarian and literacy advocate, and is sure to captivate new fans everywhere.
The production of this album and the accompanying podcast, Rita Cox: The Gently Echoed Music was generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Additional support came from the Flavelle Family Foundation, and StorySave's and Rita's many fans.