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. Destiny Muhammad, Harpist from the 'hood, joins us to talk about her Alice Coltrane Tribute this weekend, Sunday, August 13, 3 and 6 p.m. at the Malonga Center for the Arts, 14th and Alice Street in Oakland.
2. Ranzel Merritt, saxophonist, composer, joins us to talk about his work and new CD, "Pretty Boy from the Ghello."