Mama Edie (Edith) McLoud Armstrong

Chicago, Illinois, US

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Vocal Skills

Languages

English (North American), English, Punjabi, Spanish (Latin American), Yoruba

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Accents

Bangladesh, India (Bengali), Caribbean, India (Hindi), India, Pakistan (Punjabi), India, Pakistan (Urdu), Indian (Gujarati), Indian (India), North American, US African American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), West African (Ghanaian), West African (Yoruba)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Categories

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

within 24-hrs

Microphone

computer

Computer & Software

HP Pavilion Notebook PC, access to MP3 capability

About Mama Edie (Edith) McLoud Armstrong

Overview

Bilingual (Spanish-English) Professional Storyteller, Vocalist and Percussionist, Edith Armstrong is also known as "Mama Edie." Her profession as a storyteller evolved in 1989 from her work as a speech and language pathologist with multiply disabled and multi-lingual populations. She has also provided voice-over services for children's educational videos and performs internationally for all ages and cultures. Locations have included Ghana, West Africa; Trinidad; South Africa; and India. Most recently in November of 2017, Mama Edie was invited as the only storyteller for an international peace conference in Iraq and to perform bilingually for a Storytelling Festival in 2019 in Tamaulipas, Mexico. In July of 2019 she was invited to perform and also sang in Sanskrit with an Asian Indian Theatre Company in Illinois (Mandi Theatre Group). Clients include educational, corporate, cultural arts, social service, civic and faith-based sectors. Self-employed; availability is dependent upon time of receipt of service request.

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Service Description

Available to also provide:
- dialectical modifications as a speech/language pathologist
- articulation enhancement and/or correction
- bilingual presentations (esp Spanish-English) blending English and Spanish within the same material, flowing from one to the other
- copy writing services
- sound effects (percussion) Nigerian beaded gourd
- vocals
- song writing
- story writing
- poetry writing

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Experience

Primary voice experience has been for over 20 years as a professional bilingual storyteller and vocalist, in theater, film and televised programming; training others on the appropriate use of voice as a speech pathologist; and training deaf clients to speak. Specific voice-over experience (2 years) has been for educational video documentaries for social studies, cultural and language arts. Prose and poetry were successfully done in intercollegiate competition as an undergraduate. I am open to audio books and other experiences as well.

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Education

Master of Science Degree in Speech & Language Pathology (Communication Disorders)

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