Children’s International Storytelling Programs are held one Sunday afternoon per month (except in October and December) in the Community Room of I-House from 2 to 3 pm. Doors open at 1:45. Each performance features the talents of various performers from Davis and the surrounding area. Every performance contains some form of international content. Performances may include drama, music, dance, puppetry as well as traditional storytelling.

The program is designed for elementary school children in the 4 to 10 year range, but can be enjoyed by children of all ages. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Free to members, others are asked to contribute $2 per child or $5 for a family.  Further donations are gratefully accepted and help cover costs of attracting great storytellers.

We hope you will join us at all the storytelling performances and will consider extending your involvement with I-House to become a member. We greatly appreciate the families, schools, organizations and businesses that support this program financially and with their attendance and publicity each year.

Please watch your local newspaper for more information or call I-House at (530) 753-5007.

Upcoming Programs:

Another international storytelling program will be announced at a later time. Check again for updates!

Previous Programs:

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 -3 p.m. (doors open at 1:45)

Nathalie Minya Jan 2014 


“The Beat of Africa” is a visually stimulating program directed by storyteller and singer Nathalie Minya. She takes children on a long imaginative journey to Zimbabwe where she was born. The program includes storytelling, drumming, dancing and songs. The children love her energy and charisma and she leaves them asking her to come back. The hour-long presentation engages children of all ages to appreciate the rich African culture using instruments from Zimbabwe and through dance and stories. Prepare your children for a fun and educational time!

Nathalie Minya is a dynamic and captivating storyteller, speaker, singer and a “Guest of Oprah Winfrey.” She tells powerful folktales to children of all ages in ways that promote their curiosity about a different culture. She passionately and creatively engages the audience with her music and riveting stories about her childhood of growing up in Zimbabwe, Africa. Currently, she is the Director of TESE Foundation whose mission is to alleviate poverty from the girl child through education. To learn more about her efforts visit

I-House members free; $2 per person, $5 per family for others. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The program is designed for children in the 4 – 9 year range but can be enjoyed who love to listen to stories.

Nathalie Beat of Africa 2016 2