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Kulchalee - Dub Poet and Storytellar
My name is Leroy Wilfred Fable, but I am widely known as Kulchalee (meaning a man knowledgeable of cultural history across the board). I was born in England of Jamaican parentage. As a myth has it, my original family name was Swaby. One of my grandfathers changed the name from Swaby to Fable; now whether he was a storyteller or not?..... That’s another Story.

‘Afrikan Fables’ are stories with a moral lesson at the end, they are a way of saying things in an indirect manner – through them the problems can be talked about without directly offending anyone and advice can be given in an amusing and memorable way. In the present day, the function of a fable is still very much alive and there are thousands of them. Usually animals represent chief characters and the stories teach future Afrikan Chiefs how to behave properly.

ANANSI stories originals came from West Africa, proceeded onto the Caribbean and the journeyed to us here in England, as I was born here and because of the similarities, I identified each English folk contemporary stories with Aesop’s Fables.
To couple with my experience of Afrikan and Jamaican Traditional stories obtained whilst growing up came from Jamaican elders, friends and relatives.

Finally to add to the adventure of some of my stories incorporating the use of musical instruments, percussion, various drums and the xylophone, puppets, props, costumes.

Full participation from is achieved every time for a most captivating and memorable experience in the art of storytelling music.