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. Patricia Nunley, Ph.D.—ABPsi, joins us to talk about "the Political Climate and How it is Effecting Our World." The onversation which is centered in the concept of Nommo from the Dogon in Mali, is at the West Oakalnd Boys and Girls Club, 3233 Market Street, Oakland. It is a free event.
2. Kheven La Grone, playwright, AeJay Mitchell, director of The Legend of Pink, which opens the 2017-18 Season for Theatre Rhinocerous, previews 9/13-9/16 matinee at 3 p.m. Opening night is this Sat., evening at 8 p.m. Learn more at www.TheRhino.org.
3. Johanna Brown & Ms. Billie Cooper join the playwright to talk about the historic period referenced in the work.
4. Shakti Butler, director, World-Trust: Social Impact through Film and Dialogue, joins us to talk about her latest film, Healing Justice. It debuts this weekend, Sept. 16.
Music: Sweet Honey in the Rock (Hope), The Pyramids (Otherworldly, Memory Ritual), Ruth Foster (Stone Love), Thao and the Get Down Stay Down (Human Heart), Kim Nalley (I Wish I Knew What It It Would Feel to Be Free).