Why hire Lady Jonkonnu?
Irene Smalls, Author/Storyteller, illustrates the imagination. Introduce young children to history in the touch of the scary Jack Muh Lantern of Halloween, Shuck corn a little while at the Thanksgiving Cornshucking Harvest celebration, dance in rags and tatters celebrating a 200 year old American holiday from, Africa, The Johnkankus.
A costume, props, music, and YOU are part of the show.
The show runs from 30 - 45 minutes. Children participate in the stories and the grand finale, Johnkankus parade. This show is suitable for children ages 4 - 9 years of age.
Irene Smalls, MBA, is a graduate of Cornell University. She has performed as a storyteller for audiences all over the world for the past twenty years. She is the award-winning author of 10 books for children and three storytelling CDs. She has twice performed at the White House.
She customizes each presentation to meet the needs of the client or event planner.
Smalls is the creator of Literacy Exercise=Literacise™ and Hairmath™.
Influences include folk music, folktales, poetry, rhythm and blues and gospel.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 60 minutes
Audience members participate in the storytelling by dancing and chanting. They will hear, rhythm, rhyme, music and different voices. Audience members will also see a fantastical costume showcased with drumming, hand clapping and songs.
Portable mic, sound system with cd
Sound system with portable mic.
Interactive presentation of children's books:
Jonathan and His Mommy, Kevin and His Dad, The Johnkankus and more.
Available for Your
Birthday Party, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Restaurant, Retreat, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Workshop
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