47 episodes

Listen, dance, and sing along with this delightful, family-friendly podcast. New episodes drop bi-weekly offering amazing stories, poetry, and world music. Aunti Oni shares her favorite classic to modern stories and poetry. Take a storytime break in your home, listen on a car trip, discuss in classrooms, or use it as a Literary Arts resource. Aunti Oni Story Village is for children of all ages, families, educators, and storytellers.
Created, developed, and written by Webby award-winning voice talent, Oni Lasana, an international storyteller, author, poet, musician, historical reenactor, performing, and teaching artist.

Aunti Oni Story Village *!‪*‬ Oni Lasana

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Listen, dance, and sing along with this delightful, family-friendly podcast. New episodes drop bi-weekly offering amazing stories, poetry, and world music. Aunti Oni shares her favorite classic to modern stories and poetry. Take a storytime break in your home, listen on a car trip, discuss in classrooms, or use it as a Literary Arts resource. Aunti Oni Story Village is for children of all ages, families, educators, and storytellers.
Created, developed, and written by Webby award-winning voice talent, Oni Lasana, an international storyteller, author, poet, musician, historical reenactor, performing, and teaching artist.

    Hi Anansi!

    Hi Anansi!

    Poetic story/song about Anansi, the legendary spider figure from Ghana, Africa. Sing along and say hello to all our friends in the Story Village!
    Poem: (c) 2020 Anansi Song by Oni Lasana
    Music: (c) Bless Up by Lou Ricard
    Mix & Master: DJ King Canal

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    • 6 min
    Who Will Be?

    Who Will Be?

    In a classic Liberian folktale, King Lion wants to adopt a daughter or son to be the princess or prince. But the king won't make it easy because the one who wins the crown will have to be very clever. Can Brother Elephant, Miss Monkey, or any of the animals who come to his party pass the test and win the contest? Well, I'm not gonna tell you! You will have to listen to the story to find out who will pass the test and become the prince or princess!

    (c) 2022 Who Will Be? by Oni Lasana (revision) Liberian Folktale
    Music (c) Wildlife Sunrise by Sight of Wonder
    Mix & Mastered: DJ King Canal

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    • 10 min
    UBUNTU!

    UBUNTU!

    Ubuntu is a South African Zulu word and the concept is also known in other African countries. Ubuntu means you see and respect other humans like yourself. It doesn't matter what race, color, or religion. The song is a new song written by Aunti Oni Lasana and the story is a traditional story. Enjoy listening, learning, and loving Ubuntu!

    Ubuntu Lyric (c) 2020 Oni Lasana
    Music: (c) Tropical by Timothy Infinity
    Ubuntu Story: Author Unknown
    Mix & mastered by DJ King Canal
    See Aunti Oni here; Aunti Oni.fun


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    • 11 min
    The Sparrow & The Farm Child's Lullaby

    The Sparrow & The Farm Child's Lullaby

    Poet and author, Paul Laurence Dunbar loved children, nature, and people. He wrote poetry, short stories, and musical plays using the natural language of people in northern and southern America. The Sparrow is a tribute to his love of birds and The Farm Child's Lullaby is a sweet goodnight poem to children during the cold winter. #Dunbar150 is a tribute to Dunbar's literary genius as his image is on a US postage stamp, a commemorative US gold coin, and a driver's license plate in the state of Ohio.
    Relax and enjoy Aunti Oni's sweet rendition just for you!

    Poems: (c) The Sparrow by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Music: (c) From Tree to Paper by Clarence Reed
    Poem: (c)The Farm Child's Lullaby by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Music: (c) Dulcet by Leimoti
    Mix & mastered by DJ King Canal
    See Aunti Oni here; Aunti Oni.fun


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    • 6 min
    The Frog Who Wanted To Be A Singer

    The Frog Who Wanted To Be A Singer

    A musically uplifting tale of self-determination to follow your dreams. The Frog Who Wanted To Be A Singer is based on a delightful children's book by Linda Goss, author, storyteller, poet, and the co-founder of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.

    (c) 1996 The Frog Who Wanted To Be A Singer by Linda Goss
    Music: Baby Buttercup by Nathan Welsh
    Mix & mastered by DJ King Canal
    See Aunti Oni here; Aunti Oni.fun


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    • 12 min
    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Peace n' love Villagers! Family & Friends!
    Do you know about Martin Luther King Jr.? If you do or you don't, feel free to listen to this original story poem written by Charlotte Blake Alston, an internationally acclaimed storyteller, narrator, singer, and librettist, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Charlotte wrote this lovely poem for elementary/primary school children to learn about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and why he's so important in American history.
    Miss Charlotte has a big pocketbook of stories as she is a popular African and an American griot. She also plays the kora, an African string instrument, and she is the official storyteller for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Pennsylvania, USA.

    You can watch and listen to Miss Charlotte tell stories on YouTube and learn more about her here: Charlotte Blake Alston.


    (c) 1995 Martin Luther King Jr. Storypoem by Charlotte Blake Alston
    Music: (c) Feel This Way by Wanna Beat
    Mix & Mastered: DJ King Canal

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

whyigottagiveanickname ,

LARich

What great stories with powerful stories. We love hearing classic stories with modern twist. Keep the stories coming. The music mixes are hot too! Thanks aunti for this wonderful podcast.

wlyons15 ,

Wlyons15

This is such a joy to listen to. I’m hooked and can’t wait catch the next episode.

Black Power within ,

Dpaka

So fun and educational it’s the first time I could relax with my children and talk about the great lessons from Aunti Oni’s great stories.

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