Emily Hooper Lansana

Emily Hooper Lansana is a performing artist, arts administrator, and educator. She is most known for her work with Performance Duo: In the Spirit. For more than twenty years, she has performed as a storyteller, sharing her work with audiences throughout Chicago and across the country. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival, and at a variety of museums, colleges and performance venues. She also enjoys passing on traditions to young people as a coach and mentor with nationally recognized Ase Youth Group and Rebirth Poetry Ensemble. Her work seeks to give voice to those whose stories are often untold especially those of the African diaspora.

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