Today we feature the director and founder of the Oakland International Film Festival, April 3-6, 2014 in multiple venues -- www.filmoakland.com (510) 238-4734, and the kick off of the www.1stSaturdays.com initiative. Williams Rhodes joins us to talk about his latest initiative, The Nelson Mandela Quilt Project, and an Art Open House fundraiser this weekend, Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014. The mission of the project is to create an international exchange – facilitating a dialogue between students of the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco and South Africa. Visit http://www.hatchfund.org/project/the_nelson_mandela_international_quilt We close with a conversation with Ms. Faye Carol who is recipient of the Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalists Association. James Knox, nationally recognized jazz journalist and photographer joins her to talk about the award and the ceremony April 12, 2014, 1-3 p.m. at Yoshis in Oakland, California. Music: boukman eksperyans Gran Bwaile (A Vodou Spirit) & Mandingue Drumming. We close with Ms. Faye Carol's Strange Fruit, A Pyramids Mix and a reprise of Gran Bwaile (A Vodou Spirit).
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