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. Dr. Joseph L. Green,Chairman 400 Commission
2. Chadra Pittman, THE SANKOFA PROJECTS, Founder & Executive Director, www.thesankofaprojects.blogspot.com
3. Lewis Campbell, Artistic Director, Multi-Ethnic Theatre in SF is joined by chantuse, Susie Butler who is Ma Rainy incarnate for August Wilson's seminal work in his Centennial Cycle "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." The work is up Aug. 7-Sept. 1 at ACT's Costume Shop in SF.
4. Cherie Hill, choreographer joins us to talk about Détente – Oakland Premiere, Thursday, 8/22 &; Saturday 8/24, 8pm, Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St., Oakland, $10-20 Sliding Scale (no one turned away for lack of funds) https://detente-oakland.brownpapertickets.com/