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. Lenard D. Moore, "Long Rain," and Earl S. Braggs, "A Boy Named Boy," join us to talk about their latest works. If you are in their vicinity, there is an opportunity to meet the authors, Sat., Sept. 25, at Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (Mr. Braggs is not able to join us. We hope he feels better soon.)
2. PlayGround is having a Gala Celebration of 20 years of the June Ann Baker Prize honorees 2002-2021, Monday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. in person and online. Joining us are Genevieve Jessee, Rachel Bublitz, Evelyn Jean Pine and Jim Kleinmann, PG co-founder, director, arts administrator.