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. Judy Juanita, Homeage to the Black Arts Movement: A Handbook, joins us to talk about her reading and panel discussion at African American Museum & Library at Oakland, 659 14th Street, Oakland, this Sat., Sept. 15, 2-4 p.m. on the Black Arts Movement and the 50th Anniversary of the School of Ethnic Studies.
2. Wanda Ravernell, Ominra Institute, joins us to talk about the 5th Annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival on the front lawn at Oakland Technical High School. It is a free event.
3. Rev. Liza Rankow, co-founder, One Life Institute, joins us to talk about Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart: An Evening with Alice Walker & Desert Rose at First Congregational Church of Oakland, Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland. For tickets visit: https://www.onelifeinstitute.org/workshops-events
Founded in 1999 by world music composer, Lynne Holmes, Desert Rose is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is widely regarded as leading composers, producers and performers of Universal Sacred World Music. In 2005 Lynne Holmes teamed up with her life partner, Yusuf Ganief, and started an exciting journey through diverse cultures and faith groups from Sufism, Gregorian Chanting to ancient languages including Aramaic, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hebrew and Gurmukhi. Visit https://www.desertrosemusic.co.za/