My mission is to use story to inspire young people to think critically, choose wisely and believe fervently in their ability to succeed. I believe it is my personal and social responsibility to create work that will have a positive impact in the lives of young people.
TAHIRA is a storyteller, poet, vocalist and percussionist with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University’s School of Communication and Theatre. 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 triumph.
Blending, song, poetry and story, TAHIRA’s high-energy performances delight listeners of all ages. She has performed in more than 100 cities throughout the country, since becoming a full-time performing artist in 1996, appearing at schools, libraries, national conferences, performing arts centers, colleges, and community and senior centers.