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. "Alleluia Panis and Jose Abad join us to talk about the dance media production 'Incarcerated 6x9'. The story is told through the lives of three Pilipino American inmates and their struggles to endure the American judicial system. The show premiers in San Francisco May 4-13, and involves community discussions after each performance." The venue is Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th Street, https://www.kularts-sf.org/incarcerated6x9
2. Stephen Vittoria joins us to talk about a new book he and Mumia Abu Jamal are rolling out in three segments, Murder Incoporated: Book 1: Dreaming of Empire. Join Stephen and Mumia Abu Jamal (by phone), Pam Africa, Emory Douglas, Ayana Davis, and others in a reading, Sunday, May 6, 7 p.m. at Oakstop, 17th and Broadway, in Oakland. Visit prisonradio.org
3. Dr. Rachel Elahee & Toni Renee Battle, Ph.D. candidate join us to talk about the opening weekend at EJI's National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, AL. https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/museum