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!
Rebroadcast from Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 with:
1. Phyllis Magee, founder & CEO, Luxe Laundromat: A Wash Houze Christmas, Dec. 22, 10 AM to 2 PM @ Poppy's Bubble Wash, 7851 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, 94605 https://www.facebook.com/Luxelaundromat
2. Brother Mxolisi T. Sowell: For more than 50 years, an advocate and activist for our broadest, deepest study of our Black/African/African American History, Heritage, Cultural and Spiritual Traditions -- (as our honorable ancestor Carter G. Woodson advised). He is one of the founding members of the Wo’se Community of the Sacred African Way in Oakland, CA (Dec. 1980)
3. Kathleen Hermesdorf, Fresh Festival co-curator with FRESH is an ARTLAB (a rising tide lifts all boats) production of ALTERNATIVA. FRESH 2019 is curated by Kathleen Hermesdorf and José Navarrete, along with substantial community input, and sponsored by Joe Goode Annex. https://freshfestival.org She is an international dance artist, educator and producer based in San Francisco who directs ALTERNATIVA with musician Albert Mathias.ALTERNATIVA presents week 4, Jan. 25-26 features FAKE Company, DAFUQ.