Mama Jatu Ayi is a griot; a storyteller who weaves stories together like an arachnoid spins a web. She tells stories from African American history, slavery, Juneteenth, and freedom, folk tales and true life stories, about trust, character, hope perseverance and inspiration. A clever and engaging teller of tales so vivid and colorful with such animation…you will surely be enlightened and ENTERTAINED!

Mama Jatu Ayi has performed for Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Public Schools, Arab American Museum, The Southfield Library, Oak Park Library, Southfield Historical Society, The Historical Museum, King Ata of Nigeria, Africa, many churches, and synagogues. She is a member of The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers.