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. Cathleen Riddley (Mary Tyrone) in Ubuntu Theatre Project's Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill extended through Nov. 3 at The Flax Building in Oakland. ubuntutheaterproject.com
2. Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series will present something different, topical and engaging: Kenyan comedian and performance artist Anna Mwalagho’s one-woman show, Never Thought I Was Black Till I Came to America. Through comedy, storytelling, music and truth, Ms. Mwalagho looks at race and race relations in the US through the immigrant experience.
The performance will be given Thursday, October 24, at 7 pm in the James Moore Theater at the Oakland Museum of California, located at 1000 Oak Street. Popular Bay Area comedian and activist Don Lacy will introduce the evening.
Admission is free and due to the limited seating, reservations are required by calling the Freedom Center at 510-434-3988.
Check out the video of Anna Mwalagho, her work and what audiences have to say about her one-woman show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3i4duvKOYc