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Dave Davidson, director, "A Place out of Time: The Bordentown School which premieres on PBS Mon., May 24, 2010, 10:00 PM local time; Carolyn Brandy, percussionist, composer, performer, and educator. Her most recent projects include: OJALÁ, which is a vocal and percussion creative ensemble that mixes Cuban and American song forms and the "BORN TO DRUM" Women’s Drum Camp July 4th weekend. Carolyn has been a drummer and student of Cuban folkloric music for over 40 years. She has been a practitioner of the Yoruba-based Cuban religion, Regla de Ocha, also known as Santeria, since 1977. She was initiated as a priest of the religion in Havana, Cuba by Amelia Pedroso in 2000. Genny Lim's "Where is Tibet," is featured at the "Kyegudo Earthquake Benefit," Thursday, June 3, 2010, @ the Berkeley Fellowship Universalists Unitarians, 1924 Cedar @ Bonita, Berkeley, CA, (510) 841-4824. Lim has recorded poetry/music collaborations have included jazz greats, Max Roach, Herbie Lewis, Francis Wong and Jon Jang. She’s performed at jazz festivals from San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego to Houston and Chicago and has been a featured poet at World Poetry Festivals in Venezuela, 2005, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina, 2007 and Naples, Italy, 2009. her performance piece, "Where is Tibet?" premiered at CounterPULSE, S.F., Dec. 2009. She is author of two poetry collections and adjunct faculty at CIIS. Francis Wong saxophonist, a prolific recording artist, and is featured on more than forty titles as a leader and sideman. Asian Improv aRts, an organization he co-founded with Jon Jang is a vehicle Wong channels his work as performing artist, youth mentor, composer, artistic director, community activist, non-profit organization manager, consultant, music producer, and academic lecturer.We close with Sara Sheldon Mann, director/healer, whose "Tribes/Dominion" continues at YBCA's Novellus Theatre, 3rd and Howard, in San Francisco May 20-22, 8 PM, (415) 431-9167.