Br. John portrays a young TOM BASS (the High-Hatted Horseman). Born into slavery-1859 in Boone County, MO. Tom rose to world wide status as a celebrated horse whisperer, trainer, inventor, show horse performer and creator of the famed "AMERICAN ROYAL Livestock & Horseshow" gaining over 3,000 awards to his over 40 year career.
"I can only give to someone what I'm first able to give and receive for myself."
Motivational Storyteller/Cultural Historian
"I Live, Learn To Share!"
Br. John STORYTIME
Note: Programs have general running time of 45-50 minutes and are adaptable to compliment age your special, program theme.
*Br. John's AFRICAN FOLKTALES
We'll explore basic, fast facts of the 2nd, largest continent, basic greeting and counting in several languages, practical life skills via interactive folktales, climax with an enthusiastic call and response song, "Harambee" (Coming together in Unity).
*Br. John's DOG DAYS SHOW
A fun, enthusiastic presentation that not only celebrate humankind's best friend. But, celebrate the close, canine, pet friends in Br. John's life.
New*Br. John's WHY BULLY ME SHOW
Interactive, multimedia presentation that focuses on championing our unique, individuality for the purpose of not becoming a bully to our self.
NEW*Br. John's SAFETY POWER SHOW
Through storytelling and original music & song, we explore cutting edge, personal safety skills that not only develop self-confidence. But, promote and maintain personal trust & self-esteem.
*Top 16, Incredible Mis-Adventures Of Br. John
Auguste Rodin said it clearly. "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely". This show explores some of the life and times of the "young" Br. John and chronicles his road to wisdom and maturity. In other words, How he lived to tell "His" tale!
*My Life On My Bike Show
Br. John shares valuable, life skills and personal lessons bicycling has taught on how to be a better, smarter, human being.
*Br. John's BOOKS ARE MY FRIENDS SHOW
A enthusiastic, interactive show full of parody song and script-in-hand theater, that not only illustrates how to make reading more fun. But, celebrates one of Br. John's favorite places on earth-The Public Library!
Not only Kwannza is one of the special celebrations of the "Holiday Season". But, we explore it's timeless, values that make 7 day, Family Friendly event, important for everyone.
*MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. & The Legacy Of The Civil Rights Movement
In this interactive concert/workshop session, we not only explore the life of the Noble Peace Prize winner. But, discover the "who, what and why's" of the American Civil Rights Movement. As well as the many friends and influence of Dr. King.
HISTORICAL SHOWCASE THEATER
*TALES FROM THE BLACK WEST; The One Man Musical
Exploring the real life & times of the American Cowboy. As well as celebrating the contributions of 7,000-10,000 Black Cowpunchers.
*JOHN HENRY; Man, Myth and Legend
Exploring the life & technology surrounding the famous steel driver from through the eyes of his father "Preacher Henry". As well as, why did John really choose to race that dreaded steam drill.
*SECRET AGENTS OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
*SECRET SONGS OF THE U.G.R.R.
*HIS NAME WAS YORK
*THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS; Black Knights Of The Prairie
HISTORICAL MUSICAL CONCERTS
*WE BE JAMMIN!; The Tribute To Bob Marley
*Br. John SINGS SAM COOKE; A Tribute To The Father Of Soul
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*MOTOWN DREAMS; A Tribute To Berry Gordy & the Motown Sound
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*Br. John's Sunny Side Of The Street
*Br. John's Sunny Side Of Soul
*Br. John's Jazzamatazz Jam
*HEY MINNIE THE MOOCHER; A Tribute To The Cotton Club Swing Jazz Legends
Br. John as Fashion designer "Monsieur Roger" from the interactive story-LOOKING GOOOOD!
(Above) From the historical, tribute show, "WE BE JAMMIN!; A Tribute To Human Rights Activist, Writer & Reggae Superstar-BOB MARLEY"
Partial Display and material used in interactive, workshop, concert "MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. & The Legacy Of The Civil Rights Movement".
Above: Br. John in the mountain town of Dressekie (St. Mary's Parish) Jamaica, storytelling and engaging with a group of children.
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Every 1st Friday, Catch the famed "Jazz Storytellers -Lisa Henry, Mike Warren, Tyrone Clark & Br. John @ the American Jazz Museum, 10:00AM
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