This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Christina Nichol, author of NCBA 2014 for novel, Waiting for Electricity, grew up in Northern California and received her MFA from the University of Florida. She has traveled widely, worked for nonprofit film companies,and taught English in India, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia, and the republic of Georgia, where her debut novel, Waiting for the Electricity, was set. Christina won a 2012 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and a gold medal in the 2015 California Book Awards for First Fiction. She has been published in Lucky Peach, Guernica, The Paris Review, Harper’s, Subtropics, Lonely Planet, and The Wall Street Journal.
2. Lucia MacBeth, Jordan Davis's mother, 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets, opens today.
3. Marvin K. White & Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe join us to talk about So Soul San Francisco: Blackbirds Boogie & other gumbo grooves, A Black Art Salon featuring the work of Wayne Corbitt, July 17-August 9, 2015 at Brava Theatre Center in San Francisco.
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