Series for Children
Diane Ferlatte, is a master of the oral tradition wowing audiences on six continents as she brings her tales to life through stories, songs, sign language, humor and audience participation. While many of her stories have African, Southern, and African-American roots, she weaves tales from many cultures as she is accompanied by Erik Pearson on banjo and guitar.
Awards: 2007 Grammy Nominee, National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, California Arts Council Highest Ranking, as well as Parents Choice, American Library Association, iParenting Media, Storytelling World, and National Parenting Publications awards.
With a face and voice that launched a thousand characters, Leeny Del Seamonds, is an award-winning international performer of Latino, original and World stories spiced with mime, a cornucopia of voices, and love of people. Leeny is renowned for animated, interactive performances encouraging listeners to rejoice in human and cultural diversity and delight in her Cuban-American sense of humor. With passion, fire and wit, Leeny headlines festivals, concerts and major events globally.
Awards: 2002 National Storyteller of the Year®, Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver, Storytelling World Winner, iParenting Media Winner.
Angela Lloyd is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. Combining an eclectic listener’s ear, a penchant for rhythm and a longing for harmony, she performs for all ages sharing her constant companions, rhythm, rhyme and melody. Angela’s performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story and song. Her stories are selected from a variety of sources including traditional world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience and the best in children’s literature.
Awards: The National Parenting Publications Awards, Parent’s Choice Honors
GERI KEAMS is a Navajo (Dineh) Indian storyteller, actress, and author born and raised in the Painted Desert of Arizona. Geri grew up on the reservation and was inspired by her grandmother, a rugweaver and storyteller, to remember the stories and culture of her people. Geri believes in promoting the accurate and authentic view of her people and works hard in making sure that each project she is involved in reflects their true spirit and voice. Geri is the author of the illustrated children’s book, “Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun” her adaptation of the oral story.