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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!

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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!
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Mali’s bluesman Ali Farka Touré has passed the torch onto his son Vieux Farka Touré, whose self-titled first album on World Village Music (www.worldvillagemusic.com, US release: February 13; Canada, February 6,... more

8:00 AM Professor Manu Ampim on Ivan Van Sertima Tribue Sept. 12 8:30 AM Sin By Silence, Director, Olivia Klaus Sin By Silence, Subject, Brenda Clubine 9:00 AM Molly Snyder-Fink and Kiran Goldman, co-directors of "Fast As... more

Today we feature the music of Carmen Lundy from her latest: "Solamente." We open with "Going to the Ritual" by the late drummer/composer, Rashied Ali. Our guest this morning is Israeli-French filmmaker Simone Bitton, director... more

Rebroadcast of the show: Maafa 2009: Hurricane Katrina, 4-Years Later.

Today we will speak to James Brooks, actor, along with the director and principle actress of a production of "Aida" on stage through this weekend at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

We will reflect on the Gulf Region, 4 years later on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We will speak to policy makers and activists, those affected who left and those who now live elsewhere. We will talk about the cultural legacy of New... more

We celebrate the legacy of Casper Banjo this morning with Akili Banjo (Casper's niece), and friends Lee Williams, Tomye, and Charles Blackwell. We'll speak about Casper's life and work which is being celebrated in the exhibit: "3 Worlds,... more

We will speak to directors featured in the upcoming film festival: Women Make Movies at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco beginning Friday, August 28 through Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009.

Carmen Lundy is in town Thurs.-Fri., June 16-17, 2011, with her trio featuring Anthony Wonsey on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Jamison Ross on drums. I have tickets for her 10 PM show at Yoshi's Jack London Square. If you are... more

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