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Author, James Kilgore joins us to talk about his latest book, murder mystery set in Oakland and Zimbabwe, Prudence Couldn’t Swim. He is in town for an author event at Freedom Archives: From Fugitive to Fiction: The Literary and Political Odyssey of James Kilgore, Sunday September 30, 2012: 4-6pm, 518 Valencia Street - San Francisco. From the Archives: Abigail Disney speaks about the Women and Girls Lead Initiative launched in Oct. 2011 on PBS. Halifu Osumare, Ph.D. Black Popular Culture and Dance Studies Scholar, joins us to speak about her latest book: The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop & the reading at Underground Books in Sacramento, Sat., Sept. 29, 2-4 p.m. Visit http://www.halifuosumare.com/ Professor Halifu Osumare is currently Associate Professor and Director of African American and African Studies at University of California, Davis. She has been a dancer, choreographer, arts administrator, and scholar of black popular culture for over thirty years in the US & in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi &Kenya. Her teaching and writing spans the traditional African to the contemporary African American. She holds a M.A. in Dance Ethnology from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.Members of The Pyramids:Idris Ackamoor, Kenneth Nash & Kimathi Asante, on the occasion of their 40 Anniversary release: “Otherworldly” join us to talk about The Underground Jazz Cabaret performance Nov. 1-3 at The African American Art and Culture Complex Burial Clay Theater, 762 Fulton Street, in San Francisco. Visit www.culturalodyssey.org/season or (415) 292-1850 for tickets.
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In this segment we discuss the significance of the rainbow as it relates to our own aspirations towards the divine.
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Join us this week family as we have another great show planned for you. Our topic this week will be "WHAT IS HIPLIFE?" This week we welcome Halifu Osumare Ph.D Associate Professor & Director of African American & African Studies at University of California, Davis. We will be discussing her new and fantastic book "The Hiplife In Ghana". This book is very powerful and one you will want to pick up. If you don't know what "HIPLIFE" is then this is a show you don't want to miss. So be sure to tell a friend and relative. The show starts at 6pm est. And the call in number is 619-393-2813. PEACE & BLESSINGS "BROTHA INSIGHT"......
We open with the second part of a series of conversations, with returning guest, Ayotunde A. Akindele, Sacramento, CA and his partner and our special guest Claude Maredza, who is joining us from Harare, ZM, to talk about the Chapwati Great Zimbabwe Leisure Resort project, he heads, but more importantly what the continued effect US sanctions is having on Zimbabwean people and these unauthorized sanctions need to be lifted. Visit change.org For info: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Steven Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, pops in to talk about LHT newest initiative and the staged reading of The Jamaican Wash, a revisioning of Philip Kan Gotanda's work with Carl Lumbley and Edris Cooper-Anifososhe, this weekend tonight, 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at The Costume Shop, A.C.T.'s newest performance venue 1117 Market, SF (Civic Center BART, 7th St. exit. 1/2 block walk nr. UN Plaza). Visit lhtsf.org We close with a conversation between two of the San Francisco Bay Area's stunning creative art mavens: Halifu Osumare and Denise Pate. Dr. Osumare is being honored at Unity Day at the Community Dance event and arts showcase, Sun., Jan. 13, 9-5 at the Malonga Casquelourde Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland. Ms. Pate, currently Cultural Arts Funding Director for the City of Oakland, will facilitate a conversation which looks at Oakland and the Arts, specific to the synergy and the definition of place, held by its Pan African citizens, especially artists. Dr. Osumare, founder of Everybody's Creative Art Ctr. (later Citidance, which Ms. Pate was executive diretor of), an honoree this Sunday, will talk about this dance center's history. This comes at a time when Oakland is being hailed as an arts destination by ArtsPlace.org, named, No. 5 re: NYtimes Top 45 Places to Go in 2012.Music: WolfHawkJaguer's Cowrie Shell, Amikaeyla's Lovely Day.
Halifu Osumare, Ph.D., Fullbright Scholar, Associate Professor, African American & African Studies at UC Davis; Traci Bartlow, dancer, choreographer, host of the Oakland Hip Hop Dance Institute No. 1, at East Side Arts Alliance at 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, 94607, $10 youth/$25 adults, (510) 533-6629; Kathleen Ann Thompson's "See Me! Hear Me!" is Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 general admission. Call (510) 568-3314. Sins Invalid with Leroy Franklin Moore Jr., co-founder and community relations director. Leroy was also a poet, journalist, community activist,feminist and consultant on race and the last 13 years. Patty Berne, co-founder and director of Sins Invalid. Her background includes advocacy for immigrants who seek asylum due to war and torture, and within the Haitian Diaspora.
We are joined by Don Reed, whose "East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player," at the Marsh Theatre, 1062 Valencia Street @ 22nd Street in San Francisco. Visit www.themarsh.org. Halifu Osumare,Ph.D., whose seminal work "The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves, she is sharing at Barnes and Nobles in Jack London Sq., in Oakland, Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. Ana Mitra and Andrew Woods, San Francisco International Arts Festival 2009; we close with a conversation with Khalil Shaheed, composer, musician, educator, about the Miles Davis Birthday BASH: Birth of the Cool, May 25, at Yoshi's Jack London Square, in Oakland. For information call (510) 206-4509 or email@example.com
The show today is a rebroadcast of the Wednesday, May 20, 2009 show featuring: Don Reed, Halifu Osumare, Andrew Woods and Ana Tirmar, San Francisco International Arts Festival 2009, and Khalil Shaheed, Oaktown Jazz Workshops' Birth of Cool for Miles. We'll be back Tuesday, May 26, 8 AM for a special broadcast featuring Sila and the AfroFunk Experience.
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