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African Folktales with Miss Jo Jo
2 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
The Return of African Folktales With Ms. JoJo
Great news everyone! African Folktales is coming back with new, exciting adventures that are waiting for you just around the corner! Come join the amazing Ms. JoJo on July 19th for a new season! As we get ready for the big day, be sure to check out our previous journeys in Ms. Jojo’s magical jeep!
9 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
A Good Fortune in Camels
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a man named Ali wishes to set out and earn a fortune for him and his wife. After some work, Ali has enough money to buy two camels. But he soon ends up giving away his camels for some valuable advice from the fortune teller. Will this advice end up paying off for Ali? Miss JoJo is here to let you know!
8 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
The Boy and the Drum
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a boy named Afi wishes to go hunting. But when it begins to rain, he asks the tortoise for shelter. This results in Afi getting stuck on a drum. The tortoise then carries the drum to the village for a drumming competition. Can the tortoise win with his special drum?
7 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
The Magic Crocodile
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a magic crocodile who lives in a cave among other animals. When a hunter comes to the cave, he tries to catch the crocodile, but when he raises his bow, something remarkable happens. Find out how exactly the crocodile prevents the hunters from entering the cave.
11 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
The Hare Trades a Bag of Corn
Today our magic jeep takes us to where an elephant and a hare are ready to trade some delicious items from their farm. But the hare feels guilty that he didn’t help the elephant enough, so the hare decides to take some corn and find out what he can trade it for. This leads to an exciting adventure where the hare continues to trade a number of items. Find out what the hare and the elephant end up with!
7 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
The Man Who Never Lied
Time to take a trip down memory lane! Once upon a time there lived a wise man by the name of Moe. He never lied. All the people in the land, even the ones who lived hundreds of miles away, knew about him. One day, the Queen of the land was determined to trick Moe and make him lie. Will it work? Will Moe lie? Listen and find out!
6 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Mr. Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom
We take a trip down memory lane! Mr. Ananse, a mean and greedy man, collects all of the wisdom in the world and does not want to share it. Instead, he decides to keep it in a pot around his neck. One day Mr. Ananse decides to hide the pot on top of the tallest tree in the forest. However, he struggles to climb up the tree with the heavy pot. His son watches him struggle, and then suggests that he put the pot on his back. Mr. Ananse listens to his son and quickly realizes that he is not the only one with wisdom.
9 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Bobo and the Turtle
Take a trip down memory lane! Listen to this classic episode! Bobo, the spider prepares a meal and just as he is about to eat, he is interrupted by an unexpected guest. Bobo invites the turtle to join him, but then sends him off to wash his hands - not once, but twice. By the time the turtle returned, all the food was gone. When the tables get turned, Bobo also misses out on the turtle’s lovely meal.
9 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
The Lion and the Drum
Take a trip down memory lane! Listen to this classic episode. The Lion discovers a magical world as he chases the fruit from the palm tree into a deep hole. There he finds Zebra eating all of his fruit. Zebra apologizes and agrees to give the Lion a drum, in exchange for the food. The drum provides Lion with so much food that he is able to share it with his friends. However, one day the drum breaks. Lion returns to Zebra, and lies to him in order to receive a larger drum. Little does he know that you can’t fool Zebra. Rather than receive more food from the drum, the Lion is chased by a swarm of bumble bees.
8 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
The Chimp and the King of the Jungle
Today our magic jeep takes us to where the Chimpanzee wants to become the new king of the jungle. He believes that he deserves the title because he is the most like the humans. The Chimp’s friend, the Tortoise, tells him that the Lion is the king of the jungle. The Chimp gets upset and steals the Tortoise’s food. The Tortoise then decides to teach the Chimp a lesson by sending the Lion after him. Press play and find out who really is the king of the jungle!
12 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
How Stories Came to Earth
Hello, Children! Do we need some more stories? Well, Today our magic jeep takes us to a land where no stories exist. Yaz the Rabbit is very bored and will do whatever it takes to find some stories. She hears that the Sky King is keeping all of the stories for himself, so she visits him to find out how she can have the stories. The King asks her to complete three difficult tasks before he’ll give her the stories. Press play and find out if Yaz is able to grace the world with those stories!
9 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Anansi Outsmarts Himself
Today our magic jeep visits Anansi the Spider and his good friend Adun the Baboon. These two are very good friends and are almost as inseparable as brothers. But when they find a tree full of ripe bananas, one of them suddenly has a problem with sharing. Can you guess who? Press the play button and let me share this story with you.
7 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
IMANI - FAITH - to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. Kwanzaa Time with Aunti Oniseries ends by highlighting the 7th principle of IMANI, Faith. Based on a Native American folktale, a loving Grandfather teaches his grandchildren the importance of having faith in yourself and making the right choices. STORY CREDIT: THE IMANI TREE by Oni Lasana For more from Aunti Oni listen to Aunti Oni's Story Village: https://shows.acast.com/aunti-oni-story-village
6 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
KUUMBA - CREATIVITY, to always do as much as we can, in any way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. Aunti Oni shares her creativity with her poem “Kwanzaa All The Time” Aunti invites kids to show off their creativity and rap along with her. ! To create their own poem about Kwanzaa and a shout out for everyone to practice the principles of Kwanzaa year round! POEM CREDIT : KWANZAA ALL THE TIME by Oni Lasana For more from Aunti Oni listen to Aunti Oni's Story Village: https://shows.acast.com/aunti-oni-story-village
12 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
NIA - PURPOSE, to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Listeners get a glimpse into the learning experience of little Nia Wilhemina on day 5 of Kwanzaa Time! Nia learns the ‘purpose’ of her name and how the determination of other African Americans shaped many inventions we use today. For more from Aunti Oni listen to Aunti Oni's Story Village: https://shows.acast.com/aunti-oni-story-village
12 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
UJAMAA- COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS - to build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. Listeners will experience the true story of a businesswoman, Maggie Lena Walker.,1864-1934 Miss Walker was the first African American owner of a bank, newspaper, and department store in Richmond, Virginia. Enjoy learning about this trailblazer of cooperative economics, in her own words. STORY CREDIT: Maggie Lena Walker Speaks by Oni Lasana Send your family Kwanzaa photos to email@example.com and we'll share them on our social media.
8 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
UJIMA: COLLECTIVE WORK & RESPONSIBILITY - to build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together. In this episode of Kwanzaa Time! w Aunti Oni travels to North Philly where young brother Kai practices UJIMA, the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa. His first haircut changes his life, and in the process, he learns of being responsible to himself and his community during COVID-19. STORY CREDIT: Kai and The Kwanzaa Mask (c) 2020 Michelle Washington Wilson & Oni Lasana Email your family photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to get featured on our social media.
8 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Kujichagulia-SELF DETERMINATION, to define ourselves, speak for ourselves, instead of being defined and spoken for by others. Day 2 of Kwanzaa Time! continues with the story of Kuji. A young man whose attitude of determination and willingness to serve others, won the respect of his teacher, and his classmates. STORY CREDIT: KUJI'S CHOICE - by Oni Lasana Email your family Kwanzaa photos email@example.com and we will share them on our social media.
8 minutes | Dec 26, 2021
UMOJA - UNITY, to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. This delightful Day 1 of Kwanzaa Time! Aunti Oni tells of Mr. Anthologist, who travels from North America to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to learn the ways of the people. But what Mr. Anthologists learned was a lesson - in sharing, caring, and unity. STORY CREDIT: UBUNTU! South African folktale, adapted by Oni Lasana Send us your family Kwanzaa photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and get featured on our social media channels!
9 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Anansi and the Turtle
Today our magic jeep brings us back to Anansi the Spider who will learn another important lesson. Anansi is visited by his good friend the turtle who shows up at Anansi’s house just in time for dinner. The turtle asks if he can be Anansi’s guest for dinner, and Anansi agrees. But the turtle never gets to enjoy a single bite thanks to Anansi’s antics. The turtle then comes up with a way to teach Anansi another important lesson in sharing.
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