Oral Traditions

DIGITAL STORYTELLING BY LUIS MORATÓ

2016 Recounting myths, stories, songs, riddles, and poems is a favorite pastime in the Andes and Amazonia. More importantly, these practices are a means of communicating community values and beliefs. They play an integral role in socializing children in these societies.

Student Curator Diego Arellano and Instructional Design Librarian Brian Leaf facilitated this series of digital recordings in Quechua, Spanish and English by Luis Morató, Quechua instructor at The Ohio State University. Here, Professor Morató captures the essence of storytelling in Andean society.