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Joyful, charming, ah-ha! amazing stories, poetry, and music, oh my! Hear them all come to life in Aunti Oni Story Village, where classic and modern stories, poetry & world music groove happily together as you listen, dance, and sing along on a car trip or hanging out at home with loved ones.AUNTI ONI LASANA is an International Storyteller, Poet, Musician, Historical Reenactor, Performing, and Teaching Artist. AUNTI ONI STORY VILLAGE is this very cool podcast! We welcome children, families, story, and poetry lovers of all ages, to listen, discuss, share, dance around, or use it as a resource to retell or present. Enjoy a smile and a laugh, while learning positive life lessons in this groundbreaking, inspirational, entertaining, educational, multi-cultural podcast. A unique family-friendly experience for children of all ages.Listen, review, follow and subscribe to be notified when new stories pop up! Storytellers! Poets! If you have a children's story or poem you would like featured in the Story Village...reach out here! AuntiOni@aol.comLearn more about the show and see Aunti Oni here: www.AuntiOni.funRemember ~
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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Joyful, charming, ah-ha! amazing stories, poetry, and music, oh my! Hear them all come to life in Aunti Oni Story Village, where classic and modern stories, poetry & world music groove happily together as you listen, dance, and sing along on a car trip or hanging out at home with loved ones.AUNTI ONI LASANA is an International Storyteller, Poet, Musician, Historical Reenactor, Performing, and Teaching Artist. AUNTI ONI STORY VILLAGE is this very cool podcast! We welcome children, families, story, and poetry lovers of all ages, to listen, discuss, share, dance around, or use it as a resource to retell or present. Enjoy a smile and a laugh, while learning positive life lessons in this groundbreaking, inspirational, entertaining, educational, multi-cultural podcast. A unique family-friendly experience for children of all ages.Listen, review, follow and subscribe to be notified when new stories pop up! Storytellers! Poets! If you have a children's story or poem you would like featured in the Story Village...reach out here! AuntiOni@aol.comLearn more about the show and see Aunti Oni here: www.AuntiOni.funRemember ~
"The LOVE in your heart wasn't put there to stay...LOVE isn't LOVE until you give it away!"
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    Bits & Pieces

    Bits & Pieces

    Cornbread and Black Eye Peas and The Swatting Of The Fly are two fun poems from Bits & Pieces, a collection of poems for children by award-winning storyteller, Willa Brigham, of Cary, North Carolina. Cornbread and black-eyed peas is a traditional dish that Grandpa loves to eat with a special drink. The Swatting Of A Fly tells of how Grandma is busy trying her best to get rid of a pesky fly who is after the delicious Cornbread and Black Eye Peas too!
    Willa Brigham welcomes everyone to her wonderful wacky world of storytelling! An inspirational speaker, performing artist, writer, and two-time Emmy Award-Winning TV host of Smart Start Kids TV show, and a talented quilter. Ms. Willa is also an avid writer of short stories, poetry, and songs. A member of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. Willa's mission is to empower children to believe in themselves through her storytelling programs.
    Visit Miss Willa here: www.willabrigham.com
    MIxed: DJ King CanalMusic: The Farmers Street by VendlaVisit with Aunti Oni: www.AuntiOni.fun
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    • 5 min
    How The Story Man Found A Story

    How The Story Man Found A Story

    Based on a true story, Baba Jamal Koram, the Story Man is on a mission, he's looking for brand new stories to tell at two national storytelling festivals. Residing in Old School City, he travels to downtown Doo Wop where the stores are still owned by local business people. Not like today where you shop at superstores, where everything is under one roof.Story Man visited the grocery, furniture, shoe, candy store, and library..until he gets really hungry.Where will Story Man find stories? To find out, listen up!Want to meet the real Story Man? Baba Jamal Koram, The Storyman?Visit him here: www.Griostoryman.comHow The Story Man Found A Story (c) 2003 Oni LasanaMusic: Dog's Diner by Nathan WelshMixed: DJ King CanalSee Aunti Oni here: www.AuntiOni.fun
    If you love this story, show you care and share it with your family & friends everywhere, thanks.Remember *!*The LOVE in your heart wasn't put there to stay, LOVE isn't LOVE until you give it away!
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    • 10 min
    A Farmer, His Son and Their Mule

    A Farmer, His Son and Their Mule

    Have you ever made a decision to do something, and everybody offers you advice? Everyone in the village is telling the farmer what to do. He's a nice guy and tries to make everybody happy. Does he? At what cost?
    This classic Aesop Fable is re-written by Auntie JoJo, the storyteller and founder of R.O.O.T.S Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc. a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, PA. R.O.O.T.S. uses the art of storytelling to promote literacy in order to reach various types of learners in a multicultural society. The book is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Let Auntie JoJo know you enjoyed her re-writing of this timeless Aesop Fable at; AuntieJoJo2@gmail.com
    A Farmer, His Son and their Mule (c) 2016 Joann Frasier Dasent Music: The Handwashing Song by Luna The Cat & Speedy The SpiderVisit Aunti Oni: www.AuntiOni.funMixed: DJ King CanalIf you love this story, show you care & share it with family & friends everywhere, thanks!Remember *!*The LOVE in your heart wasn't put there to stay, LOVE is not LOVE until you give it away.
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    • 6 min
    Peace & War

    Peace & War

    A classic Asian folktale on the power of sharing. Will our Queen find out why the people in her Queendom are divided by peace and war?  Kenja, the Japanese wise man guides the Queen to discover why in this timeless lesson on community. You and the Queen will find out why peace is a smile, and war is a frown, just like the cover art. Listen up as Aunti Oni's beautiful version of this wonderful story touches hearts in villages around the world. Mixed by DJ King CanalAdaptation: (c) 2021 Oni LasanaMusic: (c) Rice & Wine by Sight of WonderVisit Aunti Oni here: www.AuntiOni.fun
    "I listened to Peace & War this morning and your telling of that moral message was incredible. What a blessing that the world is able to access and enjoy these stories for free. Thank you."Diane Williams, Author of "The Life and Times of B. B. King" Storyteller, Fibre Artist
    If you love this story, show you care, and share it with family and friends everywhere, thanks!Remember *!*The LOVE in your heart wasn't put there to stay, LOVE isn't LOVE until you give it away.
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    • 10 min
    The Sandman & Johnny Speaks

    The Sandman & Johnny Speaks

    A sweet nighttime children's classic by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1865-1906) of Dayton, Ohio wrote his first poem at the age of 6. Dunbar was 19 when he self-published his first book of poetry and went on to write novels, short stories, plays, and musicals. Paul Dunbar was very gifted as he wrote poetry and stories in American southern dialect, as you heard in A Cabin Tale (episode 10), and in American northern dialect here. Feel free to read or sing along here: The Sandman and Johnny Speaks.Dunbar is my favorite poet, in my opinion, he's America's Shakespeare and God Father of the Spoken Word Movement in the USA.Mixed by DJ King CanalMusic: (c) Sun Ready by View PointVisit Aunti here!: www.AuntiOni.funIf you love this story, show you care & share it with our family & friends everywhere, thanks.Remember *!*The LOVE in your heart wasn't put there to stay, LOVE isn't LOVE until you give it away!
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    • 4 min
    Annie Mae Jumps The Broom

    Annie Mae Jumps The Broom

    Take a journey back in time for this special Juneteenth love story! It gives a little look into the culture and traditions of Africans in America. In the 1800s before the Civil War, not all plantations were the same. Marriage between enslaved Africans was not allowed, or they had to be married in secret. Buster and Annie Mae are in love and nothing will stop them from "jumping the broom" to honor the love they had for one another. "Hey Annie Mae, whatcha gonna do today?"
    Written by Diane Williams, who was born and raised in the village of Newark, NJ. Diane is a cultural storytelling treasure who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. Diane is also the author of The Life and Legacy of B.B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon, and Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell, a winner of Storytelling World Award and Annie Mae Jumps the Broom. A contributing editor for Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom, and The Storytelling Classroom - Applications Across the Curriculum, both winners of the Storytelling World Award. A Professional Storyteller, Poet, Teaching and Performing artist, Cultural Arts Consultant, Historical Impersonator, and Mixed-Media Fibre Artist. Diane retired as a director at the Mississippi Art Council and is a member of the Mississippi Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. Diane is featured in the book,101 English Speaking Storytellers from Around the World. Show some love! Diane would love to hear how you like Annie Mae Jumps The Broom as she is coming out with a new 2020 edition of the book! Visit with Diane: www.DianeWilliams.co and sign up for her newsletter to stay in touch.
    Anni Mae Jumps The Broom (C) 1999 Diane Williams Book Cover Illustration: (c) 1999 Anna RiphahnMusic: Sway Together by Hannah JuanitaMixed: DJ King CanalVisit Aunti Oni : www.AuntiOni.fun
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    • 13 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Auntie Oni is doing a fantastic storytelling - each week is so fresh and diverse. Children and adults around the world can enjoy the stories, the voices, the morals and life lessons. Thank you, Auntie Oni. Diane Williams

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My kids live listening to Auntie Oni! Her stories are fun and keep them interested all with a good message. We have listened to them a few times already and can’t wait for more episodes to come out!

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