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“Koku’s strength lies in her ability to draw in her audience. Whether it’s a group of senior citizens, or pre-schoolers; you’re into the story mentally, emotionally, and with the on stage participation, physically!…The stories, lessons, the entire presentation is fantastic” Marty Smith, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site
“Very High Energy!” Audiences love her in the Twin Cities!
Nothando & Vusi Zulu, Minneapolis’s Signifying & Testifyin’ Storytelling Festival
“She makes the story come to life”…Mother Mary Carter Smith, Co-founder of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Master Storyteller.
“Absolutely Amazing”… Akbar Imhotep, Master Storyteller, President of Kuumba Storyteller’s of Georgia
Blessed be the day,When we hear Mama Koku say, “A story A story” to everone; And we eagerly answer,,”Let it flY let it come!” Gran’ Daddy Junebug, Master Storyteller
“High energy and beautifully animated…You’re on the edge of your seat hoping she’ll choose you to come on stage with her.” Gran’ Daddy Junebug, Master Storyteller
The way she captivated the audience was phenomenal. People were actually discussing historical points in the story afterwards.” The Honorable PatsyJo Hilliard, former Mayor, East Point, GA
“Our students always look forward to the monthly visits from Mama Koku. Her interactive approach is engaging and effective. She is helping our children develop a life-long love of reading. We love Mama Koku!”. Shelvia Ivey, Education Director Primrose School of Smyrna West
Mama Koku was the absolute epicenter of the Children’s Education Village of the National Black Arts Festival. Her dynamic interactive style engages and entertains. We loved her!
Collette M. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Former Director of Education and Family Programs
National Black Arts Festival
“We’ve enjoyed Koku’s Pre-K Story Residency for over 6 years. The children love to see her coming! “Ooo! It’s Mama Koku!, Mama Koku’s coming!”.
Courtney Thomas, former Program Director, The Frazer Center
Present Director, Suzuki School AT Ponce City Market
The children and teachers enjoy her immensely. The participation is great. She understands that children learn so much when they are doing it themselves.“
Alla Morgulan , Former Director of Programs, The Suzuki Schools
“Everyone was very excited about what she did with the GICC, (Georgia international Convention Center) story. She did a fabulous job.” Honorable Jack Longino, Former Mayor, College Park, GA