Born in London of Guyanese parents.
In the early 80s, Tuup, an aspiring drummer and performance poet, started to move into performance caribbean dub-poetry and was recognized by a small guyanese publishing house, run by Jessica & Eric Huntley, called Bogle L’Ouverture Press.
Tuup joined the famous West London Storytelling Unit, run by artistic-director, Ben Haggarty and assistant-director, Georgiana Kebbel, a challenging innovative arts group looking at performance storytelling for adults.
In the mid 80s, Tuup formed a storytelling group with Flora Devi called “Tellers of Time" (indian dance & folk tales coupled alongside african-caribbean tales & rhythms).
Tuups' breath of experience as a professional storyteller covers 30 years and more, working …..
in many Festivals around the world : Toronto Storytelling Festival, St Donuts Festival Wales, Jonesborough Storytelling Festival Tenessee, Kanoon Festival Iran, Makan ya Makan Festival Jordan, Delhi Storytelling Festival India, Aachen Storytelling Festival Germany, Zwolle Unlimited Festival netherlands and many more,
in all the sectors of education, from primary to on-line open university
in art festivals and over-seas workshops for British Council
Tuup has been commissioned by the Arts Council, BBC Radio 4 and Channels 4 on a number of projects.
He's constatnly touring in many Festivals around the world.
"Tuup is recognized as one of the most inspiring inspirational storytellers, from the african-caribbean community, as well as the wider International Storytelling community. Tuup embodies the african oral tradition of the grio » Keith Waithe
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