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The legendary Africa Bambaataa is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of breakbeat DJing and is respectfully known as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture", as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he has helped spread hip hop culture throughout the world. Join your host jeremy, Jesse and schelett as they give credit where credit is due and pay homage to the revolutionary figure in hip hop, Africa Bambaataa.
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Artist talks and panel discussions are an opportunity to get to know artists approach of creating work, their biography, culture, mission and goals and desires. The moderators are directing the dialog between artists. Today our conversation is with artists Cesar Conde, Tracy Poyser, and Marianna Buchwald.
Wed March 16, 4pm - 7pm Moderator Derin Baratka: Performance with Flamenco dancers:
Thurs March 17, art talks and music: moderator Tracy Kostenbader, Marianna Buchwald.
Question of investigation:
What inspired you? How your passion developed?
How do you define social practice? Describe one of your recent projects and how it intersects with social justice?
Can artist pop in and out of a community? What's the process like examples of how relationships are developed in short periods of time or can they?
What are the culture wars and how can we win them? Join us as noted art scholar and critic James Cooper talks about art and culture today.
James Cooper is an art scholar and noted critic. He is the Founding Director of the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. He is the Editor of American Arts Quarterly. He is the author of several books, including The Hudson River School and the Moral Landscape. Mr. Cooper served on the President’s Committee for National Standards for Arts Education K-12. He has been a vocal critic of government funding to the arts. He was the first to challenge the obscenity, lack of quality of grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Subsequently he was appointed to serve as a juror on several juries for the National Endowment for the Arts, and met with many congressmen. Cooper believes that EXCELLENCE and BEAUTY are the criteria for public art and education, not political correctness or propaganda. He thinks that the American people have not been alerted to the CULTURE WAR that is deconstructing the core values of America. His goal is cultural renewal.
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A “one-time refugee from punk and sometime band member,”Ted Riederer has armed himself with painting supplies, electric guitars, ampliers, old LPs, record players, drum kits, hard disk recorders, photography equipment, a vinyl record lathe, and long-stemmed roses as he’s ambled artistically from the Americas to the Antipodes. His work has been shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions at PS1, Prospect 1.5, Goff and Rosenthal Berlin, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery (San Francisco), Marianne Boesky Gallery, Context Gallery (Derry, Ireland), David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, the Liverpool Biennial, and the Dhaka Arts Center, Bangladesh. His Never Records project has traveled from New York, to Liverpool, to Derry, to New Orleans, to Texas, and to London, which was sponsored by the Tate Modern.
Do call 347-850-1533 on Sunday, 4/17/16 at 8:pm EST to voice your view and concerns on the episode entitled: EXPLOITATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WITHIN IFA /ORISA CULTURE on TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE
Do you think that African American women above other Iyanifas from different places are being exploited (spiritually, mentally, sexually, emotionally and financially) by their African Babas, Oluwos, AWOS or Babalawos?
Are African American Iyanifas being stigmatized and stereotyped as being "Stupid and desperate women" within the Ifa and Orisa communities around the world and are therefore abused?
Has the desperation within the NIGERIAN culture spilled over into Traditional spirituality of Ifa and Orisa
Are African American Iyanifas being deliberately miseducated, undereducated or not educated at all when it comes to learning Ifa?
Are the African American Iyanifas being brainwashed or "JuJued" into disrespecting themselves and their own African American sisters?
Are African American Iyanifas victims of the dating scams out of Nigeria?
What are your thoughts and/or suggestions for remedies to these melodies?
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the celebration of International Workers' Day, May Day, and its history; May Day is being commemorated throughout the world including the Republic of South Africa where COSATU is holding a mass demonstrations in Pretoria and other cities throughout the country; and 15 people have been killed in the capital of the Horn of Africa state of Somalia after a mosque collapsed. In the second hour we present an archived interview with Michelle Alexander speaking about the racialization of the prison industrial complex in the United States. The final hour looks back on the history of African American rebellions in Baltimore in both 1968 and 2015, on the anniversary of the Freddie Grey unrest one year ago.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on a South African court ruling saying that President Jacob Zuma may be charged again with over 800 charges of corruption dropped in 2009; Zimbabwe officials say that industry must be rejuvenated through national efforts; Democratic Republic of Congo artist Papa Wemba has passed after collapsing on stage in Ivory Coast; the Central African Republic may be subjected to a disarmament program through the United Nations; and thousands of demonstrators have disrupted rallies where presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking in California. In the second hour look at the 22nd anniversary of Freedom Day in South Africa where questions relating to the real meaning of independence and democracy are discussed. Other developments in Africa are also featured in other news reports.
Joseph Petrovics has created the 9/11 World Trade Center firefighters’ memorial, monumental pieces for St. John the Divine cathedral, well known governmental commissions, as well as highly popular abstract pieces in wood, bronze, and stone. When not instructing Americas young, up-and-coming elite, he labors in his studio, transforming his dreams and visions into the tangible. All the while, Joseph is an independent businessman. His art must not only meet his own idealized standards – it must be salable.
How does a sculptor, even a top sculptor, make his work known and purchased? How does one transform a 20-inch model of clay into a 16-foot bronze monument? Now, Joseph has brought to life a new life-size model of a very unusual, emotionally-gripping horse. Tune in and learn what tools and energy brought it from his mind to his studio, and what steps it must take to move from studio into the pubic view?
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Marianna Buchwald is the founder and creative director of the International Art Group in Chicago. She works with a diverse group of artists, musicians and dancers from different countries. For 15 years, she has worked as International Tour guide in Chicago and in Germany, developing art and architecture, neighborhood tours and special cultural tours to benefit different types of age groups and visitors from around the world.
The German American Cultural Center (DANK Haus) presents a vibrant International festival of art: Culture Bridge/Kulturbruecke,Feb.20. - March 19. 2016., a cultural bridge of musicians, painters, dancers, and sculptors from Germany, the United States and many countries around the globe.
Curated by Marianna Buchwald, International Art Group and Derin Baratka,Lincoln Square Artists Guild, the exhibit at the Scharpenberg Gallery at DANK Haus will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how many cultures can create a dialog about what matters in the world of art, art making with Linda Platt for children and adults, artist talks and panel discussions, moderated by Prof. Talmadge Wright, Prof. Almira Gilles, Pala Townsend, Kao Ra Zen and Tracy Kostenbader.
As a diverse group of artists, musicians and dancers from different countries, we invite you to come and see our exhibitions, performances and special events. Also to participate in special tours in Chicago, accentuating art and culture, and also to join us to participate in journeys to the countries and neighborhoods we originated from.
In an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2015 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue.
SESSION I: 9:00 am – 10:00
TITLE: Strategies to Address the Healthcare Infrastructure Challenges in Africa
Keynote Speaker: Allen A. Herman, M.B., Ch.B, Ph.D.
Dr. Allen Herman is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He was the founding Dean of the National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa of the Republic of South Africa.
SESSION II: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
TITLE: Promoting STEM in Africa
Keynote Speaker: Nkem Khumbah, Ph.D.
Mathematics lecturer at the University of Michigan
Coordinator of the STEM-Africa Initiative at the University of Michigan
Executive Curator at the NEF
SESSION III 11:00 am – 12:00 am
TITLE: Engaging and Mobilizing the Diaspora
Keynote Speaker: Barryl A. Biekman, Ph.D.
Netherland Statesman, Social Scientist with expertise on Global African Affairs
Civil Society Representative on International Decade for People of African Descent
At the United Nations
Hermine G. Zossoungbo Ph.D. (abd)/ (African Immigrants)
Founder and President of African Immigrant, is a Sociologist and Cultural Anthropologist and expert on African immigrant/African diaspora and African Women and gender issues.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the intensifying sanctions enacted by the United States government against the Southern African state of Zimbabwe; President Barack Obama has defended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against protests by Black Lives Matter forces in the U.S. while he is on a state visit to Britain; the most powerful bloc in the Egyptian parliament is aligned with the military-turned-civilian rule of the North African state President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi; and the Islamic State in Libya has been reportedly driven out of the eastern city of Derna. In the second hour we will focus on the anti-racist demonstrations which have continued in the U.S. since 2013 prompted by several high-profile killings by police and vigilantes. Finally a review of several news stories taking place on the African continent are presented in further detail.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During this program we feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the visit of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to the United Nations Millenium Development Goals conference in New York City this week; the presidents of South Africa and Namibia have pledged to strenthen bi-lateral relations between the two sub-continenal states; Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has spoken at the UN as well on the plot to illegally remove her from office in the South American nation; and the Cuban Communist Party has concluded its 7th Congress in Havana where both President Raul Castro and former head-of-state Fidel Castro delivered major addresses. In the second hour we pay tribute to Prince, the African American musical innovator and film star who was found dead in his home on April 21. We will look at the battle he waged for years against the corporate record companies demanding just compensation for his creative work. Finally we look back on the 151st anniversary of the conclusion of the United States Civil War which ended in April of 1865.
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