"Arts and Activism on the Air"


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"Arts and Activism on the Air" is the monthly radio show from AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc. (a communications and management agency established 1993). It features unique and often unheard perspectives from people who live and work as artists and/or activists. For 30 minutes every last Sunday, tune in for behind-the-scenes storytelling from people focused on changing the world...for good! This BlogTalkRadio show is hosted by social entrepreneur, activist, writer/editor APRIL R. SILVER (www.aprilRsilver.com). REMINDERS: (1) all our shows are archived on this page, (2) if, during the live show, you can not listen via the Internet, then call our toll-free number to listen via your telephone: 866.708.1753. ENJOY!

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"Being born in 1974 set me on a course to come of age as a person cloaked in the international phenomenon that Afrika Bambaataa would name Hip-hop. Its infectious elements of graf writin', dee-jayin', breakin', emceein', and knowledge... more

Tune in to hear award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt talk about his love of making films, how he got started, and and why he explores the topics that he does. His break-through film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and... more

Obi Egbuna is a founding member of the Pan-African Liberation Organization and is also the technical advisor for the Pan-African Student Youth Movement. he also writes for the Zimbabwe Herald. For more than 15 years, Obi has dedicated his... more

STACEY MUHAMMAD is an award-winning independent filmmaker and activist committed to using the power of media to educate, enlighten, and empower humanity. Her first film, ?A Glimpse of Heaven, The Legacy of the Million Man... more

BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT: The 20th Anniversary of the Nation's First Hip Hop Conference. A conversation with CEEON QUIETT, TIMOTHY D. JONES, and APRIL R. SILVER Back in the fall of 1990, a handful of students at Howard... more

Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets is the featured guest for National Poetry Month (2011). Abiodun is a revered poet, teacher, and founding member of the legendary poetry ensemble The Last Poets. The group was created in 1968 on... more

ESTHER ARMAH is an award-winning international journalist, playwright, author, and producer. She also hosts "Wake Up Call" on WBAI Radio 99.5FM, the popular morning drive talk show (heard by 19 million listeners in the NY, NJ,... more

We couldn't get it all in the firt time around so right after the February 27th show, we secured Nana Camille Yarbrough for a follow-up interview. Tune in on Thursday, March 3, 2011 for a special Woman's History Month program featuring... more

Performance artist, author, and cultural activist Nana Camille Yarbrough joins us on our return from hiatus. A living legend among us, Nana Camille's artistry has manifested in film, television, on the Broadway stage, on the airwaves, and on... more

Shantrelle P. Lewis, Director of Programming and Exhibitions at Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), talks about her passion for Black history and culture and how that relates to the visual arts. Ms. Lewis was... more
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