Friday, February 27, 2009

Wanda's Picks Radio February 27 & 25, 2009

We are joined in the studio by Jeremiah Kpoh, Maisha Productions and Eskender Aseged, Radio Africa Kitchen, who have a show: AFRICA RISING at PROJECT, 1251 Rhode Island Avenue, Saturday, February 28th at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and INCLUDES FOOD.

The next guests in the studio are members of the cast, playwright, William A. Parker and director, Buddy Butler, of "Waitin' 2 End Hell," at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at the PGE Auditorium, 77 Beale Street (near Embarcadero BART), San Francisco, Feb. 27-28, 8 p.m., and 3/1 at 2 p.m.

We close the show with a conversation with Carolyn Brandy, director of Ojala and Elouise Burrell, a member of both Ojala and Linda Tillery's Cultural Heritage Choir--both are in concert, along with special guests at La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Avenue, in Berkeley, Sat., Feb. 28, 6:30 and 8:45 PM.

Visit, for information and tickets: (510)849-2568. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. I want to remind listeners that tonight is a poetry celebration of poet Reginald Lockett's life and work at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. The event, which is free, though donations are accepted, starts at 7 p.m. sharp! Door open at 6:30 p.m. There is also a birthday celebration of Oscar Grant's life at the Black Dot Art Space on 8th and Pine, in Oakland tonight. He would have been 22.


Wanda's Picks Radio Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today during the first hour we will speak to Ntozake Shange, poet, playwright, writer, whose seminal work, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," is currently on stage at the Black Repertory Group in Berkeley, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1. She is joined by the co-director, Cassandra A. Henderson. Visit For the second portion of our program guests are Dayna Stephens and Johannes Wallman , both musicians and educators. Prof. Wallman will speak about the upcoming scholarship fundraising concert, Tuesday, March 3, at Yoshi's in Oakland. Dayna is featured artist. Visit


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