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Member Profile : In the Spirit

Member Type:Group
Group Name: In the Spirit
Group Members: Glenda Zahra Baker, Emily Hooper Lansana
Member Bio: Almost twenty years ago, Emily Hooper Lansana and Glenda Zahra Baker came together to form Performance Duo: In the Spirit. They have developed an extensive repertoire of stories that carry us on enthralling journeys. Each performance celebrates the power of the word to connect, uplift and transform.
They have been recognized for their commitment to community and their vision for change. They have worked with people of all ages, faiths, and cultures from homeless shelters to universities. In each place they remain focused on the belief that creative expression can be an important vehicle for transformation. Past performances include: The National Storytelling Festival, and The National Association of Black Storytellers.
Member Address: 7923 SOUTH EVANS #2,
  Chicago,
  Illinois,
  United States
Member Phone: 773-960-4707
Member Affiliations: National Association of Black Storytellers, Chicago Association of Black Storytellers
Audience: K-12 Schools, CHURCHES, MUSEUMS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, FESTIVALS
Story Types: Over the last twenty years we have developed an extensive repertoire which includes:
African and African American Folktales (including Cow-Tail Switch, Those Who Ride the Wind, Anansi the Oldest, Brother Tiger and the Big Wind etc)
Stories from History (including The Selma March, Sit-In, Henry Box Brown etc)
Inspirational Stories (including Waangari Maathai, Open Hand Open Heart etc)
Original Tales (including Miss Maebelle, One is Many etc)
Personal Stories (including Family memories, Love Stories, Honoring our Fathers etc.
Watch In the Spirit perform! Please check the following links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMbatSrk_4
http://www.gotricities.com/article.php?id=7538
Story Programs: What is special about In the Spirit?
We will create a program of stories designed specifically for your audience. For each event, we select material from our repertoire or create new stories to capture the spirit of the occasion.
We have created programs for Cultural Connections, Juneteenth, Earth Day, Naming Ceremonies, Homegoings, Assemblies, Festivals, Black History Month, Women's History, Community Celebrations, Reading Nights and more.
Does Workshops?: Yes
Workshop Descriptions: Over the last twenty years we have developed an extensive repertoire which includes:
African and African American Folktales (including Cow-Tail Switch, Those Who Ride the Wind, Anansi the Oldest, Brother Tiger and the Big Wind etc)
Stories from History (including The Selma March, Sit-In, Henry Box Brown etc)
Inspirational Stories (including Waangari Maathai, Open Hand Open Heart etc)
Original Tales (including Miss Maebelle, One is Many etc)
Personal Stories (including Family memories, Love Stories, Honoring our Fathers etc.)
Age Range: Pre-K
Will Travel: Yes