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. Julia Bacha, dir. "Naila and the Uprising" at SFJFF38
2. Ayanna Anderson, creative architect of Donor Network West & AAMLO's Giving Me Life multimedia-exhibit at AAMLO (06/09-08/31). Dr. Maisha Gray-Diggs (donor recipient); Eric Murphy, photographer, curator https://www.donornetworkwest.org/about/
3. Dennis Rowe, dir. Port Chicago 50, at SF State's McKenna Theater in Creative Arts Building, July 28, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., has been producing for over twenty years under his company, Dennis Rowe Productions/ Entertainment. Rowe has an extensive theater background where he has written, produced, developed and directed over eight shows. He just finished producing his show Port Chicago 50 at the National Black Theater Off-Broadway in New York. portchicago50.eventbrite.com
4. Othello Jefferson, Musical settings and Concept for BATCO's "I Too, Sing America,"
July 27-28: www.sfbatco.org/tickets (Use "Othello" in code for a discount)