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Oni Lasana Productions seeks to affirm all communities, communicate values, enhance cultural sensitivity, and inspire meaningful interaction within educational entertainment.
Oni Lasana specializes in interpreting America's Shakespeare & Founding Father of the spoken word movement, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
World Folktales and Spoken Word
Discover a program to enrich & uplift your school, community, theater, library, festival, organization, family reunion or special event!
'Lias' Mother is a fictional character from one of Dunbar's most well known poem, "In The Morning".
This poetic storytelling theatrical experience connects Dunbar's southern dialect prose within a monologue of pathos and humor. A highly inter-active and musical one-woman play tells unforgettable stories of family and friends during the American Civil War.
~ PROMINENT PRESENTERS ~
FBI of Philadelphia, PA
Lincoln University, PA
Cheyney University, PA
DoDD Schools - Germany
Vanguard Financial Group
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mercer Museum, Pennsylvania
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
National Storytelling Network (virtual)
Civil War Round Table, Chester County, PA
National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.
People's Light & Theater Company, Malvern, PA
African-American Museum of Philadelphia, PA
Virtually available for Universities, Middle Schools, Elementary,
Conferences, Festivals, Family Reunions and more.
'Lias' Mother is a mother like no other!
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,
ALWAYS FREE! - A Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2021
Since 1995, Oni presents as Harriet Tubman for American Heritage Student Tours, Inc., schools and historical societies throughout the nation.
Oni delivers a first person narrative, as Harriet Tubman. Telling in Harriet Tubman's own words, as Harriet told her life story to autobiographer, Sarah Bradford.
It's up to you!
A soulful interactive tribute to the Civil Rights movement of peace and justice in American History for a new generation. Featuring Hero's and Shero's of Black History, this program also focuses on stories, songs & spoken word on Dr. King's life and legacy.
"Thank you so much for your energetic and amazing performance of Anansi Tales for our library patrons! We all enjoyed dancing and singing along with you. Thank you for adapting to our online environment during these challenging times!" ( watch the program at Anansi Time page)
Christine Campbell, Branch Manager
Rifle Branch Library, Rifle, CO 2/2021
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The children were mesmerize by your stories, poetry, and songs.
One of the things I noticed about your presentation was the involvement you allowed for the children. It was wonderful!"
Margo Robinson, Mark Twain Elementary School, Heidelberg, Germany
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"Thank you so much for coming to our group--you are truly a find and I am glad Philly's CSP (Community Support Program) found you. You are a talented, warm and generous spirit and you were so understanding of our community."
Michelle Davis, MBA Public Health Program Analyst Supervisor
City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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"Thank you for your riveting performance of Harriet Tubman. We hope you were pleased with the turnout. Your wonderful reputation proceeds you." William Kashatus, PhD. Chester County Historical Society
Aunti Oni fun telling style brings to life stories and poetry from her favorite classical and modern children's authors and poets!
Musically, lyrical life lessons to inform, inspire, educate and entertain the whole family!
"I just had the pleasure of listening to some of your podcast. Your voice is fabulous, fun, lively, and inviting. Thank you for sharing it with me."
Karen Chase, Storyteller
Is a adventurous podcast of original and traditional stories for children, based on the 7 principles of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa Time with Aunti Oni offers amazing stories written by storytellers, Oni Lasana and Michelle Washington Wilson along with adaptations of traditional folktales.
This innovative and ground breaking podcast was created for parents, teachers and for ALL children around the world!
Do feel free to subscribe, give us a rating and we'd love to hear what you think in a personal review
Available wherever you listen to your favorite podcast or you can keep scrolling and clik on the box of yellow sunshine *!*
Aunti Oni offers world famous stories on the African Folktales podcast.
Produced by ABF Creative,
a international multi-cultural podcast network and available on all digital platforms.
As Miss JoJo's American cousin, Aunti Oni re-tells the Anansi story, Why Spiders Live on the Ceilings in episode #7. Episode 8 Aesop's Rabbit & Turtle race and episode 9 is the crisis management tale; 3 Fish In A Pond, all in a Aunti Oni fun storytelling flava!
When you come through, we would love to hear from you, so please subscribe, comment & review!
"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious.
The desire to reach hearts is wise"
THE MANY MUSES OF
Storytelling & Spoken Word
1 ST PLACE
The New Jersey Storytelling Network Festival's Story Slam 2016
The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival & Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
Sharing original Anansi songs "Aunti Oni" also re-tells the timeless folktales of Anansi the original spider man from Ghana, West Africa.
Photo: Resident storyteller at Miss Marcie's Preparatory Academy, Black Rock, Tobago 2019 & 2020
Original song about Aesop and his fables told
with a twist!
Oni dramatically told fables for the student of Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA.
Students emulated and updated the fables in their own unique style for the Utopia project!
Our future will also
Stories, songs, music & highly interactive fun down on the farm! Highlights the children's poetry of
Paul Laurence Dunbar and more!
Educational fun for pre-school to 3rd grades
Iconic Author, Prolific Poet & Professor Nikki Giovanni invited Oni to rap Paul Dunbar's "We Wear The Mask" in this award winning beautifully illustrated audio book,
Hip-Hop Speaks To Children.
Also, hear Oni with Nikki's rendition of Gwendolyn Brooks "We Real Cool" and a rap of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech.
LOL4 REAL...a wellness experience where you laugh your way to a state of joy & wellness!
Certified by Dr. Madan Kataria's Laughter Yoga method. Oni brings the JOY of this practice to your organization, school, festival or community.
NOW ON ZOOM!
No floor work or mat needed.
Great ice-breaker for the young & young at heart!
“What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.”
Carter G. Woodson, Creator of Black History Month
Stories to grow on!
Songs, music, animal & human tales on the
conservation of our beautiful planet earth.
Brother Dunbar Poetry & Performance workshop is published in this book and meets the National Standards NCTE: 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.11.12
A one day in classroom or 8 weeks artist-in-residence program for elementary to university students.
Let's do this!
Capture the drama and humor of any OLP program directly into your home, class or community virtual hookup!
Enjoy Oni as she presents family enrichment stories with her glorious characters for youth & adults.
Past, present & future.
LIVE ~ VIRTUAL ~ PODCASTS
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 digital music platforms.
Meet & Greet - Grand Openings - Nursery Rhyme Sing-a-longs & one of a kind photo opportunities with Nyota Kungaa
aka "Star Shine"
After a beauty nap, Nyota shows up and shows out with Granny Goose.
Sing-a-longs & smiles all around!
Reviews & Recommendations
From visionary & very cool presenters, the most memorable are here.
Sketch by Miles of Coatesville, PA
Life by divine inspiration *!*
Adventures in music, arts and culture.
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"The purpose of art is not just to show life as it is,
but also to show life as it should be" - Paul Robeson