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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Len Cabral


30 Marcy St.
Cranston, RI 02905

(401) 781-0019


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Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances since 1976. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len's strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world. Len is a popular storyteller at theaters, schools and festivals throughout the United States and has performed at festivals in Ireland, Belgium, Austria and Canada. He is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network 2001 Circle of Excellence Oracle Award.

Using mime, poetry, song, humor and vivid characterizations. Len is a popular storyteller at schools, festivals and theaters around the country including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival, the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater, the Kennedy Center and the Inaugural Reunion on the Mall Festival. The author of a children's book for young readers and contributing to several folktale collections, Len also has five audio CD's featuring a wide range of his favorite stories, several receiving NAPPA and Parents Choice awards. For teachers, librarians, caregivers and aspiring storytellers, Len Cabral's Storytelling Book, published by Neal-Schuman,is an excellent resource on how to begin telling stories, filled with 22 stories from around the world with telling and teaching guides, storytelling games and an extensive bibliography.

Types of stories I tell:

Folktales, Legends, Fairy tales, Ghost stories, Personal and Family stories

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Call for details

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

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Organizations I belong to:

NSN, National Black Storytelling ASC. (NABS), Rhode Island Black Storytellers. (RIBS)