Wanda's Picks: Diamano Coura; Julia Jackson, African American Shakes

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Diamano Coura is in its 19th year presenting Collage des Cultures Africaines Dance and Drum Concert, March 5-9 in Oakland. Dr. Zakarya S. Diouf the company's Founder and Director and Naomi Gedo Diouf, Artistic Director, with Dr. Esalima Diouf, doc. filmmaker, and Nimely Napla, guest choreographer join us to talk about this 4-day cultural tour of the Pan African Disapora in Oakland at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts (all classes) with the performance March 8, 2014 (6 doors for African Marketplace; 8 show) at Oakland Tehnical High School. http://www.diamanocoura.org/upcoming-events.html Julia Jackson (actor/writer) joins us to talk about her latest show, "Children are Forever (All Sales are Final!)”, at Stage Werx Theatre, 446 Valencia, in San Francisco, Friday-Sat., 8 p.m. Directed by Coke Nakamoto now, the play was developed with original direction in W. Kamau Bell's solo performance workshop a number of years ago. The professional comedian has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a semi-finalist at the San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 2007. www.juliajackson.com Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (Medea) and Dawn Monique Williams (Director) join us to talk about African-American Shakespeare Company's presentation of MEDEA, Euripides’ tragic tale of Love, Betrayal, and Vengeance, March 8-30, 2014. For tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/531366

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