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. David Roach joins us to talk about the Oakland International Film Festival Sept. 19-29, 2019 https://www.oiff.org/schedule/
2. Emma Van Lare (Hamida) House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, at Cal Shakes extended Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
All seats are $40. 20 or younger, tickets are $20.
Emma grew up in the Houston area and moved here just over two years ago to pursue her MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater. She just started her third and final year there and House of Joy is her first professional show!
3. Jewels from the Archives: Sister Act at Theatre Rhinoceros (May 2019)