Aunti Oni Story Village *!*
Season 2, Ep. 25
"Stepped on de pin, de pin bent and dat's de way da story went"....a folk storytelling song/chant recorded by Zora Neale HurstonOpossum discovers greedy Raccoon eating up all the crawfish in the pond. Great googamooga! Kooyah! What is dis? A big argument fo' sho! Will Opossum and Racoon ever be friends or will they starve to death as enemies?Aunti Oni wrote this version based on the classic Biloxi, Mississippi folktale, "Why Opossum Plays Possum" Specially dedicated to Zora Neale Hurston, of Eatonville, Florida, one of the greatest storytellers who ever lived.Wanna know what happens? Listen up!Crawfish Delight! (c) 2021 Oni Lasana (adaptation)Music: (c) Mississippi Hornpipe by Roy WilliamsMIxed by DJ King CanalSee Aunti Oni: www.AuntiOni.funIf you love Crawfish Delight, show you care and share it with your family & friends everywhere!Thank ya kindly!
Teamwork Makes The Dreamwork
Season 2, Ep. 24
Mr. Bussinessman is in a hurry to make an important interview for his dream job. Speeding in his car, he runs into trouble. Will the Amish farmer's old donkey, Johnny, be able to save the day?A powerful message on working together in the classroom, board room, in our homes, and community.Enjoy & listen up!Teamwork Makes The Dream Work 2021 Oni LasanaMusic: (c) Country Living by Sights of WonderMIxed by DJ King CanalVisit Aunti here: AuntiOni.funRemember! "One raindrop won't make a crop grow"...African-American quote.
Season 2, Ep. 23
King Yessir is very spoiled and always wants to have his way. He doesn't listen to the Nana of the village and thinks only of himself. What happens when he kills off all the mosquitoes in his kingdom. A classic folktale from the African countries of Liberia and Nigeria.Listen up!Everythings Connected (Adaptation) (c) 2021 Oni LasanaMusic: Lazy Days at the Savannah by Martin BaekkevoldSound Mixed by DJ King CanalSee Aunti Oni: www.AuntiOni.FunIf you love my version of "Everythings Connected", show you care and share it with your family & friends everywhere, thanks!
Season 1, Ep. 22
Can the young foolish son live up to his father's demands? The one coin his father gives him is all he has to prove to his father he can be successful. Will he make his father proud of him or be a big disappointment?Listen up!Kashmir is a country where it is mostly made up of agriculture that takes place in its fertile valley areas. Rice, corn, wheat, barley, fruits, and vegetables are the main crops grown in Kashmir while lumberand the raising of livestock also play a role in its economy.2 Questions for you to answer on this story riddle.Who is the man on the coin in the episode website cover?What were the fruits the son took home to his father with the one coin?Fill out the contact form on Aunti Oni.fun and let me know!One Coin (c) 2021 Oni Lasana (adaptation)Music: Slides by Damma BeatzMixed: DJ King CanalSee Aunti Oni here: AuntiOni.funIf you love "One Coin" show you care and share it with your family & friends everywhere, thanks.Remember ~ "The son who is too lazy to help his father in the fields, will starve after his father has passed away."....Tanzania
Miss Ant & Mr. Grasshopper
Season 1, Ep. 21
The ant & the grasshopper story is one of the most famous of Aesop's fables. Mr. Grasshopper loves to play the party, dance, and sing. He soon learns it is a time and place for everything.Miss Ant warns him about being prepared. Does Mr.Grasshopper listen to Miss Ant? If you listen closely, you will find out what happens. I hope you will enjoy learning and re-telling this Aesop Fable too!Miss Ant & Mr. Grasshopper (c) 2021 Oni Lasana & Debra Weller (adaptation)Music: On My Doorstep by View PointsMixed by DJ King CanalSee Aunti Oni tell more Aesop Stories here: www.OniLasana.comIf you like Miss Ant & Mr. Grasshopper...show you care and share it with family and friends everywhere, thanks!Remember ~ "It is wise to prepare today, for the needs of tomorrow"... Aesop
Milkmaid & Bucket O' Milk
Season 1, Ep. 20
Hey, Hey, Hey! It's ok to have big dreams, but don't be a show-off! Aunti Oni re-twists the original Aesop title and story of Aesop's The Milkmaid and Her Pail. Telling a valuable lesson on how a bad attitude and false pride can turn a dream into a nightmare.So listen up!Milkmaid & Bucket O' Milk (c) 2021 Oni LasanaMusic: (c) On My Doorstep by View PointMixed: DJ King CanalSee Aunt Oni: www.OniLasana.comIf you enjoyed Milkmaid & Bucket O' Milk..show you care and share it with family and friends everywhere, thanks!Remember ~ "Pride goes before a fall" & "Don't count your chickens before they hatch!"...Aesop
Season 1, Ep. 19
Aesop fables are the most popular short stories ever told. So who was Aesop?How long ago did he live? Where was he from? Why are his stories still popular today? Enjoy Aunti Oni's spoken-word song, to find the answers.Aunti Oni opens with this song in live performances.Don't be shy...Play on repeat so you can learn the words and sing along, then present it (let everyone know its Aunti Oni's poem;-)the next time you re-tell an Aesop fable for school or at home.Hey Aesop! (c) 2019 Oni LasanaMixed: DJ King CanalMusic: Lemon Licka by Lou RicardSee Aunti Oni here: Hey Aesop!If you love Hey Aesop!, show you care and share it with your family & friends everywhere, thanks!Remember ~ “If only the best birds sang, the forest would be silent.” —Henry van Dyke
King Lion's Dance
Season 1, Ep. 18
King Lion was no fun! He never liked to dance or have a good time. Son once upon a time, the animals in his kingdom got together to surprise him with a dance party. What instrument will make King Lion move and groove? Listen up and find out what cool beats got King Lion up on his feet!This revision of Paul Laurence Dunbar's classic folktale poem, "De' Critters Dance" is rewritten by Aunti Oni for today's generation. Read the original version here: De' Critters Dance by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Mixed: DJ King CanalMusic: (c) Sahara SkylightKing Lion's Dance (c) 2018 Oni LasanaVisit Aunti Oni here: www.AuntiOni.funIf you love King Lion's Dance, show you care and share it with 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.
Bits & Pieces
Season 1, Ep. 17
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.comMIxed: DJ King CanalMusic: The Farmers Street by VendlaVisit with Aunti Oni: www.AuntiOni.funIf you love this story, show you care and share it with 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.