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. Rebecca Caplan, Director, SF Green Film Fest, Sept. 24-29,
2.Alfonzo Washington and Michael Harris join us to talk about the 9th Annual African Global Trade and Investment Conference in Sacramento
3. Chanon Judson, Artistic Director, and Samantha Speis, Artistic Director, Urban Bush Women to talk about the company's show, Hair and Other Stories, 8-10 p.m., Sept. 14, at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave.,in San Jose. urbanbushwomen.org
Music: Zion Trinity's Opening Prayer for Elegba; Desert Rose's Ubuntu