Almeta Whitis has been gracing western New York with her inspiring message for several decades. Her talents include being a storyteller, author, performance artist, lecturer, educator, and singer. She receives an enthusiastic two thumbs up from the KOA editor as one of Rochester's treasures that should be passed on to the next generation as often as possible. From a review on CraftyGal:
- "When Almeta Whitis takes the stage, people of all ages and walks of life quiet themselves and listen and watch attentively. With each performance, she delivers simple universal truths with her soothing voice, deliberately paced speech, and poignant gestures. Using song and chant, and drawing on oral traditions from her ancestral roots--African, Native American Cherokee, Rom or "Gypsy," and European--she helps to preserve the ancient art of storytelling."