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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!

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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!

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    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. MalongaFest2021: Casting Our Light (Grand Finale) We speak to Muisi-kongo Malonga


    2. The First Wave, film, directed by Matthew Heineman, interview with Dr. Nathalie Douge. 


    2. SF IndieFest Presents: 18th Annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, December 1 to 15 at New People Cinema, Eventive and Zoom  https://www.ahith.com/ We speak with Romany Adams who was born in San Francisco in the late 1950s, grew up in East Side Daly City. She writes she is "currently back in SF until they drag me away." Romany is Producer/Programmer/Herder of Cats @ Another Hole in the Head Film Festival for the past 18 years.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    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! 


    We start off the morning with a look at Black Theatre in NYC via the esteemed lens of Audelco Awards, coming up Monday, Nov. 29: https://www.audelco.org/


    We are joined by Rome Neal, Ms. Vinie Burrows, Ishmael Reed and Ms. Bianca Lavern Jones. 


    We close the live program with SF Mime Troupe's "A Red Carol": Velina Brown, Michael Gene Sullivan, Mike McShane  https://www.sfmt.org/a-red-carol

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    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! 


    We start off the morning with a look at Black Theatre in NYC via the esteemed lens of Audelco Awards, coming up Monday, Nov. 29: https://www.audelco.org/


    We are joined by Rome Neal, Ms. Vinie Burrows, Ishmael Reed and Ms. Bianca Lavern Jones. 


    We close the live program with SF Mime Troupe's "A Red Carol": Velina Brown, Michael Gene Sullivan, Mike McShane

    https://www.sfmt.org/a-red-carol

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    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. In "LIFE I SWEAR" by Chloe Dulce Louvouezo, she brings together twenty-five of today’s most influential Black female voices in an exploration of self love and healing. Chloe will be in the SF Bay Area on November 19, 2021 for an event at Black Girls Greenhouse in Oakland.  ("Love After Love" by Derek Wilcox.)


    2. nialla rose is an accredited T'ai Chi Chih teacher. She has been practicing t'ai chi/ qi gong for over a decade. 2 years ago, she co-created a group for movement teachers determined to make movement increasingly accessible to everyone. nialla has worked in the health field for 25+ years, with a focus on marginalized communities and women with cancer.


    3. Amikaela Gaston from 07/26/2014 

    This morning we also mix it up with prerecorded or previously broadcast interviews with filmmakers and actors and activists. Be surprised for now. We will annouce and then update the website later. 

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    1. For our first hour we speak to veterans about their return to civilian life, some of whom made detours into CA Correctional facilities. The Veteran's Transition Center, Veterans Healing Veteran's program, facilitates the reentry for these men and women at the former Ft. Ord military base in Marina, Monterey County, CA. http://veteranshealingveterans.com


    2. El-Hajj Mauri [pronounced Moor-e] Saalakhan is a Metro-Washington, DC, based writer, poet, and human rights advocate, who currently serves as director of operations for The Aafia Foundation, a Muslim led human rights organization. He joins us to talk about Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Imam Jalil Al Amin and the rally Nov. 13, in Washington, DC for political prisoners: www.aafia.org


    3. Sam Jackson (Risa/Miranda), a San Francisco based actor, vocalist and teaching artist and William Thomas Hodgson (Baldwin/Louis), an acting company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Company; co-Artistic Director, Oakland Theater Project, join us to talk about the World Premiere of Father/Daughter by Kait Kerrigan, Nov. 12 on stage, streaming Dec.7-12, at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, CA: https://www.auroratheatre.org/fatherdaughter 

     

     

    • 2 hr 18 min
    Wanda's Picks Radio Archival Show March 29, 2013

    Wanda's Picks Radio Archival Show March 29, 2013

    We close our March celebration of women with a look at the legacy of Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. We start with a conversation with Avery Sharpe, a visionary composer, educator and musician whose work “Ain’t I a Woman” consists of compositions based on formerly enslaved abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, Sojourner Truth’s life, the title of the project taking its title from a speech she made for woman suffrage in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1851.


    Later in the show we continue this conversation with Paula M. Kimper, composer of  “Truth, a New Folk Opera about Sojourner Truth, the ex-slave, fiery abolitionist and women’s rights pioneer, Linda McInerney, director/co-creator and co-conceiver, is also founder and Artistic Director of Old Deerfield Productions; and Mari-Yan Pringle, who sings the lead. Visit http://truthopera.com/ 


    Between the two Truth conversations is a prerecorded interview with scholar and author, Dr. Jeanne Theoharis about her latest book: "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks." The full interview is broadcast April 3, 2013.


    We close with a conversation about the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument as the 399th unit of the National Park System (to open in 2015) with Robert G. Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. Visit www.nps.gov/hatu

    • 3 hr

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