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The Palm & The Poui
Season 1, Ep. 8
Are you using your imagination? I hope so...because you will need it for this story.
Do trees talk? Let's pretend they do...chatting out loud all day long. What do they talk about?
The Palm and the Poui trees on the island of Tobago love to talk about how much they admire each other.
Sometimes, the grass may be greener on the other side, other times it can be just as green, right where you grow.
Yes, we all must... "bloom where we are planted"
I wrote this story years ago as I admired the beautiful palm and poui trees on the island of Tobago. Poui and palm trees are also found in all their glory on many other islands throughout the Caribbean. Listen up and find out why the palm and the poui trees are so very special. You will find out why I love them so much, for not only how they look, but also, for what they give to people in the story village and around the world. Let me know what kinds of trees grow where you live.
Don't be shy!
Send me a story about trees where you live to AuntiOni@aol.com so I can re-tell your tree story one day.
The Palm & The Poui (C) 2017 Oni Lasana
Artwork: Rachel Heusner
Music (C) Tobago Blue by Little Island Leap
Mixed by DJ King Canal
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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.
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.