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. Tribute to Queen Aretha Franklin (Mar 25, 1942-Aug. 16, 2018) with Sandra Hooper Mayfield—Mama Maketa and Rhodessa Jones (taped).
2. Rebroadcast: Rhodessa Jones, Medea Project; Cultural Odyssey-- The Resurrection of SHE (from the Archives 2013)
3. Gregory Dawson joins us to talk about MANGAKU-- a collaboration with Richard Howell at YBCA Theatre on Howe Street http://www.dawsondancesf.org/company/ Code for ticket discounts: RHDDSS30
4. The Black Woman Is God with Karen Seneferu, creator; Idris Hassan and Ayana.