In a movement of return to his roots, Saulo Olmedo Evans has lately been traveling through Panama and other Latin American countries, connecting with various different cultures from this incredible continent. Saulo scours the Panaman countryside to find poets, musicians, and storytellers, who transmit to him a little of their passion for life. In the monte (Panaman countryside), everything is possible: many people tell of having heard animals speak, or even of having come face to face with the devil. His stories are for children, but equally for adults who may have forgotten their sense of wonder. With the accompaniment of instruments he carries in a suitcase, he tells circular stories, so this world doesn’t turn us into squares. Words are shared to the beat of the drum, erasing the divide between storyteller and audience. As though by magic, everyone begins to tell the story together, beneath a circular sky. His stories are shared in French, English, Spanish and sometimes in Esfragnol.
Saulo Olmedo Evans is a recipient of the MAI + RCQ (Regroupement du conte au Québec) joint mentorship for 2018-2019.