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. Pianist/composer Aruán Ortiz joins us to talk about his unique "Cuban Cubism" conception on the brilliant new CD Hidden Voices, in trio with Eric Revis and Gerald Cleaver debuting today Jan. 29.
2. Dance Mission's Dance in Revolting Times (DIRT) at Dance Mission Theatre in San Francisco, continues this weekend: Gregory Dawson (Program B) and Sammantha SAMMY Dizon (Program C).
3. From the Archives: "Barry Shabaka Henley: Mingus Revisited."
4. August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" is up at MTC. Cast joins us to talk about the fantastic production.
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