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. Charles Curtis Blackwell & Arthur Norcome re: Invisible Men: Black Male Artists in Art @ Warehouse 416 in Oakland, Jan. 9-Feb. 28.
2. Artists from Dance in Dangerous Times (DIRT) at Dance Mission Rainy Demerson, choreographer, Program A; Latanya Tigner, choreographer, Program A; Kristy Keefer, choreographer, Program C. dancemission.com
3. Glen Pearson (scholar, professor, composer, musician) speaks about In The Name of Love, the 14th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday, Jan. 17, Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland. mlktribute.com (cancelled)
4. From the Archives: Ben Vereen (2012)
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