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A Louisiana grown storyteller for over 20 years, Mama SaBa tells and retells folktales, tall tales, funny tales, and just plain ole tales.

Phyllis D. Jason , a life-long Louisiana resident fondly known as “MaMa Saba,” has entertained children for well over thirty years at libraries, schools, churches and community centers in Orleans, Jefferson, St, Tammany and Lincoln parishes. She earned the name “MaMa SaBa” meaning “mother of seven,” in Swahili, after the birth of her seventh child.

She dynamically energizes her audiences as she steps into the life of her audiences , weaving folktales, tall tales, funny tales, and just plain “ole” tales for kids from five to ninety-five. No matter what the choice of story, she takes her audience on a grand journey through character - filled tales as she leads them “From Here to Yonder.” Audiences are always invited to jump into the stories by way of song and dance. She even includes a few original yarns spun from her very own pen.​

All Ages

Date & Time

June 27, 2024

2:30PM - 3:30PM


EBRPL Zachary Branch - 1900 Church Street, Zachary, LA, 70791 1900 Church Street Zachary 70791 LA US

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Event Website

(225) 658-1840

Free: Registration Required

All Ages Folk Tales Tall Tales Mama Saba

Participating Businesses

EBRPL Zachary Branch