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Gonzales, Antoinia M. "Toni"

Storyteller

Mrs. Antonia M. Gonzales was born in 1933 in New Orleans, but was a long time resident of Chalmette, Louisiana. Antonia was of Canary Island descent and spoke both English and Spanish.

Antonia's art form was storytelling. She learned to tell stories as a child listening to the elders in the community where she lived. The only materials needed for this art is a microphone and an audience. Mrs. Gonzales used her storytelling art on a day to day basis as a tour guide. She performed at the Isleno Festival and for local schools. Mrs. Gonzales Passed Away on Febuary 10, 2008.

Updated January 19, 2017 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff