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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. Thomas Robert Simpson, AfroSolo 23, Oct. 18-22 at the AAACC's Burial Clay Theatre, 762 Fulton Street, SF is joined by one of the soloists, Anjali Austin, who will present an excerpt of Live Oak, a tribute to her grandmother and the 30 quilts she inherited from her. Visit afrosolo.org 

2. Joanna Haigood, Artistic Director and co-founder, Zaccho Dance Theatre joins us with Jeff Raz, a creative collaborator in the reprise of the 2002 work The View from Here, inspired by the work of artist, Marc Chagall, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-29 at Zaccho Studios, 1777 Yosemite Ave., (off Third St.) Studio 330, SF. Visit zaccho.org

3. Artists Kristine Mays and William Rhodes join us to talk about their Open Studio, Friday, Oct. 27 (party) 6-9 p.m., followed by two days of art, Oct. 28-29, 11-6 at 1491 Dolores Street (in Noe Valley), SF. It is a free event. Art will be for sale at the home studio gallery. Visit kristinemays.com and williamrhodesart.com

4. Anjali Austin returns for a longer conversation on her work and anticipated appearence in AfroSolo 23, with her work, "Live Oak."  Visit dance.fsu.edu/anjali-austin/

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