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This podcast is about releasing the burden of Black trauma and embracing creative ways to heal and recharge.

The American Griot is hosted by Jomil Bell and Keith Marcel. On it, you will hear stories from American Griots that affirm, inspire, liberate, and restore us. 

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Bonus: Juneteenth Love

In honor of our Freedom Day aka Jubilee Day, Juneteenth, we have a fun bonus episode to share! We sat down with Hillary Vee for some good laughs and a lot of Black joy!

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Meet the Hosts

Jomil Bell


Keith Marcel


What Listeners Are Saying About Us

Great Connection


Keith and Jomil do a fantastic job at making me feel as if I am in the room with them talking over drinks. Every episode seems to get better and I can’t wait to hear more.

Great energy!


Loving the vibe and positive energy. Keep pushing forward, we need this!

Great Podcast


What a fresh entry into the podcast realm. I love the premise of The American Griot and the flawless execution.

Love the Concept

Limitless Destinee

I love the concept of telling your story so well that people become part of the story. Great initiative. Very well done. Keep up the good work.