Karima Amin | You Can Say That Again!

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You Can Say That Again!

by Karima Amin

This is a mix of traditional and contemporary storytelling that honors the old while celebrating the new.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling
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1. Lookin' Good
6:27 album only
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2. Br'er Possum's Story
9:52 album only
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3. Chicken 'n' Cockroach
8:34 album only
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4. The Ant and the Grasshopper
1:16 album only
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5. The Knee-high Man
6:54 album only
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6. The Cowtail Switch
11:26 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ENGAGING! ENTERTAINING! INSPIRING!!!

KARIMA AMIN is a storyteller, educator, and author from Buffalo, NY who shares tales in her repertoire throughout the US and Canada with storylovers of all ages. With 24 years in public school education to her credit, and more than two decades of storytelling, she provides performances, workshops, keynotes and author visits to promote literacy, increase cultural awareness, enliven staff development, and improve human relations. She is known for creating programs that are tailor-made to suit the needs of her audiences. Her voice is very familiar in a community where she has shared fables on local radio (WBLK-FM) for a decade.

Karima is a co-founder of "Spin-A-Story Tellers of WNY" and "Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY." She is also a member of the "National Storytelling Network" and the "National Association of Black Storytellers." Occasionally, she presents tandem-storytelling with Sharon Jordan Holley as "We All Storytellers." She has shared stories in local, national, and international venues. In 2002 she went to Senegal, West African to share African American folktales on Goree Island at the "Family Reunion Arts Festival." Her most recent stories in print appear in "The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Friends," "African American Children's Stories: A Treasury of Tradition and Pride," and "My First Treasury: Grandma Loves You." In 2004 she reissued some of her favorite stories on a cd, "You Can Say That Again!," with local musician, S'wayne.

"You Can Say That Again!" is a cd compilation of fables and folktales re-told by the honey-voiced Karima Amin. It includes six of Karima's favorite stories and some educational commentary. The educational commentary, for older children and adults, includes: background information on the six stories; suggestions for reading, writing, and discussion activities to do with the six stories; information on the academic value of storytelling; and tips for storytellers.

Karima has received numerous awards for her work in education, community, and the arts. Her bio appears in Who's Who Among African Americans.

ENGAGING! ENTERTAINING! INSPIRING!!!

That's The Storyteller,-- Karima Amin!

GOOD NEWS!!! "You Can Say That Again!" is a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner for 2005 and a Storytelling World Winner for 2006!

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"cjhippo" or Lynn in WNY

marvelous and melodious
What a wonderful collection of stories! This is a marvelous, melodious melange of moving stories, told with a beautiful sonorous voice and filled with emotion. Great resource for teachers! Super gift for children of ALL ages. Worthy of multiple listenings!
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Valerie Williams

Lookin Good
I've only listen to the one, "Lookin Good". What I heard was enough to know that my five grandkids would love to here all of her stories. We would love to here more.
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Diane in Arkansas

Exceptional, Entertaining, Excellent !!!
Fantastic CD - great stories delivered in the most captivating way !! Children of all ages will learn a gentle moral as they are delightfully entertained with Karima's storytelling. The bonus educational CD offers wonderful suggestions and hints for beginning storytellers - this would be especially helpful to homeschoolers!!! Lookin' good, lookin' good, lookin' good !!!! (Soundin' good too!!!)
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janice N

GREAT wonderful !!
This CD has been listened to at least 15 times since we got it tuesday! It is wonderful even the adults are kept quite listening. Her story telling is WONDERFUL I have two children 6 and 4 and these storys are great I just wish there were more!!!!
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Patty

Got to have it!
The CD is wonderful and very enjoyable ! Children will love listening to the stories and the adults will too! Her voice is captivating and keeps the listener engaged! Got to have this CD to add to your child's CD collection!
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Christel H.

Karima Five...LIVE!!!!
What else is there to say but...EXCELLENT! Karima's "honey-sweet" voice brings new life to stories that, for some, have been forgotten. These stories go deeper than the pages. They go back to one of the richest times in history. Each tale will have young and old thirsting for another. You feel warm all over...as if you're sitting in a rocking chair with one of your grandparents as they pass down that nightly dose of your heritage. I start of listening to one, and before I know it, I've listened to them all!Karima, you are apart of me. I share you with my grandchildren, in hope they too, will share and keep the "Brers" alive! Karima Five....LIVE!!! Peace & Prosperity to you and yours ALWAYS. C.H.
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Katherine Kenwell Cich

Karima Amin You can say that again
Karima is the master storyteller.....My children have been reciting her stories and acting them out around the clock. This CD is a pure delight by a very gifted, wonderul teacher.
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