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. Imani Mitchell, President of Black Women United, joins us to speak about the first Black Women's March, Ain't I A Woman in Sacramento, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat., July 15, 2017.
2. SF Ethnic Dance Festival, July 15-16: Mahealani Uchiyama (Zimbabwean Mbira) Zena Carlota (West African Kora). Arnaud Loubayi, Bitezo Bia Kongo (Congolese Traditional)
3. Rose Lyles, 26th Annual Black Expo, July 22-23 at Oakland Arena, Eastside Club. bayareablackexpo.com
4. Jay Rosenblatt (Program Director), 27th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 20-Aug. 6.