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. SF Black Infant Health Program Community Dance & Fundraiser, Sat., June 3, 7-11 p.m. at Westbay Community Center, 1290 Fillmore. Chauntil Bell, alum, & Jenee Johnson, Executive Director, join us this morning.
2. Honorees & Keynote speaker: Dana Curtis, Phoebe Vanderhorst, Darlene Weide re: Community Board's 7th Annual SF Peacemaker Awards, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Club.
3. Laura Elaine Ellis, executive director of the African & African American Performing Arts Coalition and co-director of the Black Choreographers Festival, speaks about Soul to Soul: An Artistic Response to Baldwin and Coates at ODC, June 3 & 10, 12:30 and 3 p.m.