Kwanzaa Time! is a collective of diverse story traditions that speak of Kwanzaa and originally passed down through generations from family celebrations and community gatherings. These traditional and original tales told with a new twist, are not only entertaining but serve to honor African heritage in African-American culture. Hosted by Oni Lasana aka Aunti Oni.
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New Season of African Folktales Available Now!
Whether you are new to the series or just finding out about it now, it's the perfect time to jump in. If you loved Kwanzaa Time then you will love African Folktales. In every episode, you will go on an adventure with Ms. JoJo to different towns and kingdoms in Africa.
In each episode listeners learn an interesting lesson and we even have an audio scavenger hunt for the magic word hidden inside each story. Subscribe today to make sure you don't miss an adventure! See you on the other side.
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IMANI - FAITH - to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Kwanzaa Time with Aunti Oniseries ends by highlighting the 7th principle of IMANI, Faith. Based on a Native American folktale, a loving Grandfather teaches his grandchildren the importance of having faith in yourself and making the right choices.
STORY CREDIT: THE IMANI TREE by Oni Lasana
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KUUMBA - CREATIVITY, to always do as much as we can, in any way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Aunti Oni shares her creativity with her poem “Kwanzaa All The Time” Aunti invites kids to show off their creativity and rap along with her. ! To create their own poem about Kwanzaa and a shout out for everyone to practice the principles of Kwanzaa year round!
POEM CREDIT : KWANZAA ALL THE TIME by Oni Lasana
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NIA - PURPOSE, to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Listeners get a glimpse into the learning experience of little Nia Wilhemina on day 5 of Kwanzaa Time! Nia learns the ‘purpose’ of her name and how the determination of other African Americans shaped many inventions we use today.
STORY CREDIT: Nia Wilhelmina by Michelle Washington Wilson & Oni Lasana
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I didn’t know how important these universal lessons are to everyone. Strong messages without promoting religion or politics. Thanks for bringing this podcast to learn more about American culture. It’s great!
Great for the new generation
Auntie Oni’sStories are full of life. Perfect to introduce the new generation to Kwanzaa principles. It’s Kwanzaa time!
Perfect for Kids!
We love Auntie Oni’s incredible story telling! This series was a great introduction to Kwanzaa for my littler kids. Her stories made the principles approachable and digestible for their developing minds. We especially loved the story of Kai at the barber shop - how relatable it was about his mask! Not only does it make the principles easier to understand, it gives kids a great point of reference when having to keep their mask on. A reminder that they are superheroes, doing their part to protect their community. How beautiful! Thank you Auntie Oni! This will be a series we revisit many times.