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. Stanley Nelson joins us to speak about his film: Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution opening today in San Francisco Bay Area theatres. theblackpanthers.com
2. From the archives: Emory Douglas re: Harvey Milk Photo Center exhibit March 9, 2013; Ericka Huggins re: Black Panther Mixed Tape
3. Kim Epifano, Epiphany Dance company's 12th Annual Trolley Dances, Oct. 17018. We are joined by Kim along with other choreographers and dancers: Byb Chanel Bibene, Kiandanda Dance Theatre, and Zoe Bender, ODC's Pilot 66. Visit http://www.epiphanydance.org