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"Our children may hear about hero's of the past, out task is to make ourselves architects of the future"
Nzinga "The Poet"
is a Philly based Performing Artist. She is still exciting her audiences by sharing her Jazz Poetry and Cultural Stories for the last two decades.
A Storyteller and Educator.
Nzinga "The Poet", uses her Art to Educate, Motivate and Uplift!
Nzinga "The Poet" is available for : Live Performances, Workshops, Residencies, and Classes.
Jawara tells her grandfather's tales, original and fictional stories. A published author, her story "The Crumb Snatchers" is published in "Jump Up and Say! A Collection of Black Storytelling" edited by Linda and Clay Goss.
"Momma Bernadene" is a author, book publisher, songwriter and vocalist. Her workshop offerings include poetry, personal development, social sustainability and celibacy. She is also a member of International Book Publishers Association.
Stories for all ages.
Family stories from your favorite cousin!
Give thanks & praises for your generous donation!
Theresa "Feathers In The Wind" Randall was a family counselor, storyteller and also hosted a storytelling TV program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She served as a Creative Director and was a warm and loving storyteller.
Moonsong was a health educator at Downingtown Middle School, PA. Owner/photographer of "Paparazzi by Appointment." Storytelling drew Moonsong to explore her native ancestry. She's shown here portraying Lena Horne at KOTC's Family Day program.
Doni was a professional dancer who performed in "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis, Jr. and a tour stint with James Brown. She also danced in several revue's at Smalls Paradise in Harlem, New York. A devoted mother, community activist, jewelry artisan and businesswoman. Her company trained and employed woman in home health care services. She joined KOTC for her love of our culture and Oni Lasana, her step-sister.
Brother Abiodun, the original "Hip-Hop Pop Pop" and cultural activist. He blended modern poetry, African folktales and legendary Black His Stories to life.
Faith, an opera singer of freedom songs and teller of African folktales. A resident of Ghana, Africa & Philadelphia, PA.,
Faith was a powerful melodic storyteller.
Author of the "Legend of Henry "Box" Brown,
Willa was a elegant storyteller and poet.
Shirley is on the right with legendary storyteller, JACKIE TORRENCE (RIP) in Winston Salem, NC. Shirley hailed from New York City. She was KOTC's photographer, a powerful voice in the black consciousness movement and published poet.
Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.”
The word is derived from the words:
FA (look, seek and take).
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AYA the Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness.
The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has
endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty."
(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)
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