Storytelling Prog.

Telling stories

Ife comes with something for everyone. She combines creative writing, singing, narration, characterizations and artwork. Below is a standard 1-hour program itinerary. This itinerary pertains to all groups and each will be presented with age appropriate material. There are also modified programs available for one-half hour and forty-five minute sessions.   

 

 

 

The following 1 hour, itinerary applies to all age groups listed below including family sessions.
**Rates and Fees Available Upon Request**

Entertainment
-Folktales
-Empowerment
-Edutainment
-Historical
-Skits

(Several stories are accompanied with drumming/songs/music or soundtracks. Some stories are made of rap or poetry and most stories are original and/or may address today’s concerns. Stories leave audiences with a meaningful message, moral or thought.)

An Intro

Intro is a high energy call and response poem/rap accompanied by drums or other instruments that serve as a warm-up activity for children’s sessions.  It also serves to bring audiences together in a fun way.

Storytelling Sessions

 

Children’s Storytelling & Songs

(Preferably 5yrs & up)  –  Children will sing along as Ife plays guitar and sings traditional children’s songs, will hear folktales (may include Anansi Spider), incorporate movement, call and response, activity, empowering puppet show. Healthy messages. Children will create a prop ten minutes before the session to be used during storytelling time. 

**Empower Hour(8yrs – teens)

Empower Hour instill children with healthy self-esteem, healthy values, and focuses on issues that affect children today including bullying and peer pressure.

 

(General Audience/Family/Adults)

African/African-American (or original) stories, songs and music, skits, poems raps the whole family can appreciate.

 

Book Signings
No boring book signing here. Ife livens the crowd up by performing stories and songs as she discusses and signs books.

  ‘Black History & Kwanzaa
BLACK HISTORY-African/African American stories, songs, poems, skits that focus on black history ranging from  before 1619 to the present.

Libraries
Schools
Museums
Churches
Community Events
Festivals
Bookstores

Special Programs & Social Service Orgs.

Ife’s Material is drawn from:

  • AFRICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN/MULTI-CULTURAL STORIES/FOLKTALES/LEGENDS
  • ORIGINAL MATERIAL(STORIES, SKITS, POEMS & SONGS)

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