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“One special and extraordinarily powerful ceremony that our Sacred Circle carried out on behalf of all the wounded women of the world was a healing ritual in which we went deeply into our pain and processed it on behalf of all women, much like Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”
In this ritual, all the women in the Sacred Circle act as a chorus. Individual women tell each of the stories, but the entire chorus chants: “I cry a River of Tears that Heal …” You can use this basic idea, and ask the women in your circle to contribute their own special offerings, praying for deep release and deep healing.”
Excerpt From: Afua, Queen. “Sacred Woman.” Ballantine Books, 2009-06-10. iBooks.
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Obama lacks almost every skill ossible to be president of ANYTHING and the msin stream media lacks CAHUNAHs to shine any light on his horrible presidency. TOW THE LINE? Really? Let's talk about the things that matter and not be afraid to ask questions
The Global Sisterhood is honored to present a series of conversations with women of the Middle East. Our intention is to inform, inspire and engage women from other countries to understand the beautiful culture that has evolved throughout the Middle East. There is much unrest in this area of the world, but at the same time this area has a rich and intriguing history that we can all learn from. We are speaking with these women with the intention to better understand one another and in turn, create positive solutions to the issues we face as women globally.
Alaa Mansour is a young woman and student from Egypt and proud to be part of the Women For One Team. She is completing her Master's degree in Comparative Literature. She is also an English instructor and volunteers in the Resala Charitable Organization which is an English teaching project. Alaa believes that women are courageous and have the power to change the world. Alaa knows that whether you are a mother, a sister, a friend or a child, you have to believe that you can make a change because “Where there is a woman there is magic." - Ntozake Shange
Some artists get underneath our skin to be forever embedded into our souls..She is one of those special few...
N'Tirzah is a classically trained pianist and vocalist,composer, lyricist, poetess, dancer, choreographer, teacher and healer. She has been influenced musically by artists as diverse as Roberta Flack, Earth, Wind and Fire, Rachelle Ferrell, Jill Scott and Patrice Rushen.
Over the last few years,N'Tirzah has performed in various venues along the East Coast, utilizing all of her gifts in song, poetry, choreography, dance and production development. No stranger to the stage, she has performed as a spoken word artist/dancer, assisted in choreography and staging for the production of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls" presented at the New York Theological Seminary and performed at Pure Onyx Movement as a guest soloist at The Kumble Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. She is an in demand artist, performing at restaurant/bars, cafes and schools.
N'Tirzah believes in giving back, and volunteered as a teaching artist for a year at The Door, a non-profit organization geared towards at risk youth, contributing as a guest choreographer for their summer intensive in the August of 2012.
N'Tirzah is currently working on final mastering of her first official EP, entitled For Real, tentatively scheduled for a February 2014 release. Her video for the first single from the EP, "Is It Possible" is currently on rotation on YouTube and Reverbnation. The single, by the same name, will be available on iTunes in December 2013.
From a lauded poet and playwright, a novel of a young woman's life with the Black Panthers in 1960s San Francisco At first glance, Geniece’s story sounds like that of a typical young woman: she goes to college, has romantic entanglements, builds meaningful friendships, and juggles her schedule with a part-time job. However, she does all of these things in 1960s San Francisco while becoming a militant member of the Black Panther movement. When Huey Newton is jailed in October 1967 and the Panthers explode nationwide, Geniece enters the organization’s dark and dangerous world of guns, FBI agents, freewheeling sex, police repression, and fatal shoot-outs—all while balancing her other life as a college student. A moving tale of one young woman’s life spinning out of the typical and into the extraordinary during one of the most politically and racially charged eras in America, Virgin Soul will resonate with readers of Monica Ali and Ntozake Shange.
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange... Meryl Lynn Brown and TS Hawkins Step INSIDE THE BLACK BOX with Actor, Director, Producer, and Master Teacher Zuhairah McGill. Step into the exciting dramatic world of theatre!
Tonight Zuhairah brings you radio drama with live performance as she also talks about First World Theatre Ensemble's upcoming performance, the history and empowerment of For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf is not just a movie, but was a Choreopoem and Broadway play that has inspired and empowered generations of women.
As a premiere radio broadcast of First World Theatre Ensemble and authority on Black Theatre, every 4th Tuesday INSIDE THE BLACK BOX via Zuhairah will bring the creative genius of the theatre and its audience (aka YOU) to the radio mainstage to create an exciting one-of-a-kind experience. Zuhairah is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of First World Theatre Ensemble www.firstworldtheatre.biz
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Yolanda Stevenson is one of the premiere poets in the San Francisco Bay area. Using a seductive voice quality, song, and interpretive dance she has been hailed as a powerful and inspirational performance artist. As a poetess she performed with The Punany Poets, Dwayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Tone, Secrecy and Caustic Records. As an actress she was featured in “America the Beautiful” as Myiesha, “The Photograph” by Ntozake Shange, as Michael, and in the highly successful Bay Area production “Brother Dap” where she sang, danced, and played two different characters.
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A conversation with the great Tim Dillinger his music will make you wanna shout. If you are looking for Gospel.. he is definitley annointedIntense. Intimate. Soulful. These are perhaps three of the best adjectives to describe the music of 28-year old singer / songwriter, Tim Dillinger. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Tim was reared on the sounds of gospel artists such as Andraé Crouch, The Hawkins Family and The Clark Sisters, as well as the soulful R & B sounds of Teena Marie, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan.
As Tim became an avid reader, he was inspired by the masterful writings of literary legends James Baldwin, Ntozake Shange and Richard Wright, which influenced him in his ever-developing craft as a songwriter. At the tender age of 18, Tim began traveling and singing with Grammy nominated gospel artist, Beverly Crawford.
As his career progressed, he was able to cross over into other genres, which allowed him to work with other artists such as Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning gospel artist, Daryl Coley, Grammy nominated vocalist Táta Vega (of The Color Purple fame) and Grammy Award winning Christian artist Reba . Tim's reputation as a rarity in the gospel world, a white singer who delivered gut-busting performances, quickly spread and Tim signed his first label deal in 1997 with an independent label in Dallas, Texas.
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide.." is a 1975 choreopoem by Ntozake Shange.
Initially staged in California, it has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television film, and a theatrical film. The 1976 Broadway production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
The Colored Girls is a series of 20 poems which expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives.
Director, Stevi Meredith, is no stranger to theater; directed several plays in the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater. Her productions of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enough" and "Ain’t Misbehavin’" garnered several DramaLogue Awards and was nominated for a 2011 Broadway World Award for Best Director of a Play.
I look forward to having Stevi Meredith and the cast with me tonight to discuss this phenominal stage production!
To speak to the the director and cast live on-air, dial (646)200-3148.
Ok...so...we hit a rough patch in our originally scheduled interview. But we are back! And we ARE going to speak with this talented artist on FRI, June 22nd at 10am for a solid hour!
LaTonia Phipps is an actress, spoken word poet, playwright and an alumna of The Eugene O’Neil National Theater – one of the best in the nation. She has been featured in the off-Broadway hit All American Girls, and has performed with noted production companies such as The Negro Ensemble Company.
Her current hit Fishin’ in Brooklyn has received rave reviews from critics everywhere as she portrays every single character in this one-woman production. She has been compared to the great stage and film actress Anna Deveare Smith AND Ntozake Shange of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf fame.
Join us TUESDAY, June 26th at 10am EST, and listen in on the life that is Latonia Phipps – right here on Livin’ the Dream! with J Blair Brown.
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Listen to the Special HW Radio Podcast show with host Danny Tisdale as he talks about Hands Across Harlem with founder William Henry, and Sikhulu Shange about the re-opening of the Harlem Music Shack on March 24th, 2012.
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