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TAHIRA is a storyteller, poet, vocalist and percussionist with a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University's School of Communication and Theatre. She has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil!

TAHIRA won the 2000 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Professional Fellowship Award for her outstanding contribution to oral literature. 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 spiritual strength. Blending, song, poetry and story her high-energy performance delights listeners of all ages.

TAHIRA is an advocate of using the arts to bring about social change. "My mission as an artist is to shed light in dark places to reveal the brilliance of the human spirit."



Music, Storytelling
3052 Greenshire Court East
Claymont, DE 19703
Phone:  302-791-0161
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Arts Services: Commissioned Work, Performances, School Residencies, Teaching Artist, Workshops
Audience Served: Preschool, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, 6th to 8th Grade, 9th to 12th Grade, Special Needs, Adult
Availability: Delaware (all 3 counties), Regional (throughout Mid-Atlantic region), Seasonal
Fees: $400 - $600
Performance/Exhibit Venues: Community sites (e.g., libraries, senior centers, religious facilities), Festivals, Outdoor stages, Schools, Theater/auditorium
Performance/Exhibit Requirements: For audience of 30 or larger, sound system with two microphones on adjustable height stand.

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