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Creative Enrichment Programs ~ Interactive Workshops & LOL 4 Real

Creative Enrichment Programs ~ Interactive Workshops & LOL 4 Real

Creative Enrichment Programs ~ Interactive Workshops & LOL 4 RealCreative Enrichment Programs ~ Interactive Workshops & LOL 4 RealCreative Enrichment Programs ~ Interactive Workshops & LOL 4 Real

(A Wellness Experience)


Oni Lasana Productions seeks to affirm all communities, communicate values, enhance cultural sensitivity, and inspire meaningful interaction.

LIYANA ~ a story to love & support

Performing &Teaching Artist Storyteller ~ Poet ~ Wellness

Oni specializes in folktales from around the world, Paul Laurence Dunbar's poetry and historical re-enactments.

&

Modern day stories on the adventures of living, loving and learning.
Discover a program to enrich & uplift your community, theater, festival, organization, family reunion or school's special event.

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Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

A fictional character from one of Dunbar's most well known poem, "In The Morning".  A inter-active, musical one-woman play set during the 1800's. Telling stories of family and friends before the end of the American Civil War.


Featured at People's Light & Theater Co.,  Mercer Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, African-American Museum of Philadelphia, many Universities, Middle Schools, Conferences, Festivals, Family Reunions and more. 


'Lias' Mother is a mother like no other!


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ALWAYS FREE! A Juneteenth Celebration

Elias' mother, Mary Ella Grandberry is on a speaking tour.  She tells true stories about her life before and after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 in America.
Authentic enslaved African narratives are re-told with the spoken word of Paul Laurence Dunbar and the music of Sweet Honey In The Rock.  
Historic Kennett Square, 

presented 

ALWAYS FREE! - A Juneteenth Celebration 

June 15, 2019

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HARRIET TUBMAN, Her Story

 Since 1995 Oni presents as Harriet Tubman for American Heritage Student Tours, Inc., schools and historical societies throughout Pennsylvania.


Oni delivers a first person narrative, as Harriet Tubman. Telling in Harriet Tubman's own words, as told to her autobiographer, Sarah Bradford.


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A DREAM COME TRUE

It's up to you! 

Story & poetry for a new generation about Dr. King's life and legacy.

A tribute to the Civil Rights movement of peace and love ever known in modern history.  

 "Storytelling offers the opportunity to talk with your audience, not at them." Laura Holloway, Founder & Chief of The Storyteller Agency



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THEE STORYTELLER!

THE MANY MUSES OF ONI LASANA 

Storyteller & Poet

Presented

 by

Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild Family Series

 April 19, 2020,  Sunday @ 2pm 

@

The Legendary Godfrey Daniels

Bethlehem, PA

More Information

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1 ST PLACE @ The New Jersey Storytelling Network Festival's Story Slam 2016

Grounds For Sculpture, New Jersey

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FEATURED TELLER @ The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival & Conference 

Cincinnati, Ohio 2008


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AUNTY ANANSI

Oni Lasana as "AUNTY ANANSI" (as known in the Caribbean) re-tells the timeless folktales of Anansi the spider from Ghana, West Africa.  

With Miss Marcie's Preparatory School, Tobago 2019 & 2020

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NANA AESOP

NANA AESOP re-tells Aesop's fables with a twist! 

Photo: A workshop on Aesop with the student at Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, Pennsylvania

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DOWN ON THE FARM WITH GRANNY GOOSE

Stories, songs, music & highly interactive fun down on the farm! Highlights the Children's poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and more!

Pre-school to 3rd grades

 "Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving."  Madeleine L'Engle

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MAMA EARTH

Stories to grow on! 

Songs, animal & human tales on the 

conservation of our beautiful planet earth.  


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LOL4REAL! A Wellness Experience

Laughter Yoga...laugh your way to wellness. Certified by Dr. Madan Kataria's Laughter Yoga method. 

Oni brings the joy of this practice to your organization, school, festival or community.

No floor work or mat needed. 

Great ice-breaker for the young & young at heart!


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DUNBAR WORKSHOP

Brother Dunbar Poetry & Performance workshop is published in this book and meets the National Standards NCTE: 1.2.3.4.5.6.8.9.11.12  

A  one day in classroom or 8 weeks artist-in-residence program for elementary to university students. 

Sister Wings, Spoken Wordsongs, Bass & Beats

SISTER WINGS CD & PERFORMANCE POET

Original & classic poetry, with Oni on bass guitar. Spoken word like ya never heard!

 Interactive. Sister Circles. Conferences. 

Sister Wings soars on Sound Cloud, ITunes, Apple and all musical digital platforms.

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VIDEOS ~ POETRY ~ STORIES

Iconic Author, Prolific Poet & Professor Nikki Giovanni invited Oni to rap Paul Dunbar's "We Wear The Mask"  in this book, Hip-Hop Speaks To Children.


Hear Oni with Nikki's rendition of Gwendolyn Brooks "We Real Cool" an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech, in this award winning audio book "Hip Hop Speaks To Children."


See the video & find out more about it, 

because as we know....

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GIRL FRIENDS !

Meet & Greet - Grand Openings - Nursery Rhyme Sing-a-longs & one of a kind photo opportunities with  Nyota Kungaa  aka "Star Shine" 


After nap, Nyota often appears with Granny Goose.


 "Storytellers ought not to be too tame. They ought to be wild creatures who function adequately in society.  They are best in disguise.  

If they lose all their wildness, they cannot give us the truest joys."  Ben Okri

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INTERVIEWS

 

  • Sam Payne of The Little Apple Seed Radio Show
  • Healthy Haiku Radio with Dr. Imani Maat 
  • Sounds of Jazz & Poetry with Clay "Big Trigger" Corley, Jr

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APPLAUSE & KUDOS

 ~ Reviews & Recommendations ~

From visionary & very cool presenters,

 the most memorable, are here so...

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Who is ONI LASANA?

Sketch by Miles of Coatesville, PA

*!* Life by divine inspiration *!*

Adventures in music, arts and culture. 

Check out Her Story.

~ Affiliations ~

Art-Reach Encore Artist


Keepers Of The Culture, Inc.


Patchwork, a Storytelling Guild


Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild


National Association of Black Storytellers  


ASALH

 Association of African American Life and History 

(founded by Carter G. Woodson, creator of Black History Month)


AAIHS

African American Intellectual History Society. 


Connect with Oni *!*

Storytelling ~  Theater ~ Language Arts ~ Music ~ History ~ Wellness

Call/text Oni on WhatsApp for free!

Coatesville, Pennsylvania Tobago, West Indies Voicemail - Text - Messenger 484.885.0153