Jarrell Tha Griot's bio

Hailing from PG county, born and bred, Jarrell Tha Griot (gree-o) uses his artistry to emphasize the importance of embracing and diving deep into the figurative pages of our own stories. He adopted the name because a griot is a storyteller sharing the culture and history of a people through the spoken word. He prides himself on that. In doing so, finding the elements of those stories which, we as people, are to offer as lessons to the world.

As an emcee, Jarrell has performed in numerous showcases up and down the east coast. He placed 2nd in the Who's Got Next? showcase in DC and placed first in the Coast to Coast live showcase in DC which offered him the opportunity to compete nationally in Miami, Fl.

As an educator, Jarrell dedicated his daytime work to elementary education teaching Kindergarten and First Grade before transitioning into program coordinating and instructing for arts non-profit.

As an entrepreneur, Jarrell is the founder of Tha Griotsphere, a multifaceted organization that combines his love for the art of storytelling, teaching, and media to facilitate programs and workshops, both in-person and virtually. Tha Griotsphere produced commissioned and in-house projects and collaborates with numerous organizations.