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Children’s Story Time: On the Island of Binga Bonga by Tio Namaya


By Zoe Kopp

A children’s story time at Garrison & Garrison Book Store will feature Vermont storyteller and performance artist Tío Namaya sharing his On the Island of Binga Bonga, a delightful tale of how a group of children together can help create peace. Namaya will engage the audience in his interactive storytelling style. The story hour is being offered to help raise funds for CASA Hospital, a program that helps adolescents in the region. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

Literature: Reading of On the Island of Binga Bonga by Tio Namaya. Wed, Feb 1, 5:30pm. Plaza Artesanal, Hidalgo 26. 30 pesos, to benefit CASA hospital

Namaya has toured around the world performing in theaters, libraries, and clubs in Europe, Asia, the United States, and during the past year in Palestine and Syria, and an autumn tour in Vermont with his show Vermon,t My Home. Some recent reviews:

“A latter-day Thoreau, man in search of peace in a world gone mad.” Seven Days Magazine

“He is a poet and storyteller who masterfully weaves his craft to create a space for his audience to disarmingly engage in a child-like way that enabled me to slip into another soothing, healing world. Let his stories and music take you away.” J. Knowlton, Director Manchester, VT Library.

Namaya’s children’s songs and samples of the CD can be found at

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