University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Folktale Fun with TAHIRA

Wednesday 14 August 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Penn Museum

Museum front

Clever spiders, signifying monkeys, and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the intriguing characters in Folktale Fun. This interactive program is ideal for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Performing in her signature high-energy style, TAHIRA captivates young audiences while imparting universal values such as appreciating differences and being kind with your words. Family audiences around the country have remarked how inspiring, exciting, and entertaining TAHIRA’s folktales are.

TAHIRA is a storyteller, poet, vocalist, and percussionist with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University’s School of Communication and Theatre. Whether performing her original works or her vast repertoire of stories from the African oral tradition, she brings to her audience messages of courage, hope, and triumph. Blending, song, poetry, and story, TAHIRA’s high-energy performances delight listeners of all ages. Since becoming a full-time performing artist in 1996 she has performed in more than 100 cities throughout the country, appearing at schools, libraries, national conferences, performing arts centers, colleges, and community and senior centers.

Free with Museum Admission

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