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Annie Mae Jumps The Broom
Season 1, Ep. 12
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 Riphahn
Music: Sway Together by Hannah Juanita
Mixed: DJ King Canal
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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.
How The Story Man Found A Story
Season 1, Ep. 16
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.funIf 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!
A Farmer, His Son and Their Mule
Season 1, Ep. 15
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.comA 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.