Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wanda's Picks Radio March 10 & 11 for Week of March 11-17

March 10, 2009
We will speak to Kiilu Nyasha, former Black Panther Party member, activist, TV show host and artist. She is featured in an exhibit this Saturday, March 15, at the West Oakland Branch Library along with two other artists, Charolotte O'Neal and Tarika Lewis. This show will also feature Rev. Liza Rankow, OneLife Institute which is presenting “Transformative Visions,” a multimedia art show and spoken word/jazz concert with a message of peace and possibility, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Studio One, 365 - 45th St., in Oakland. Artists, TheArthur Wright and Destiny Muhammad are a part of this program which is free and open to the public. Scheduled to coincide with the annual observance of A Season for Nonviolence and the anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, “Transformative Visions” is intended to both challenge and inspire by offering spiritually-rooted responses to the critical concerns of the present day. This show will be rebroadcast Friday, March 13, 6-8 AM.

We're featuring selections from Wild Poppies: A Poetry Jam Across Prison Walls, Poets and Musicians Honor Poet and Prisoner. Visit www.freedomarchives.org

March 11, 2009
We will speak to artist, Fan Lee Warren whose work is a part of an exhibit honoring women artists at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland. She is followed by Albert Mazibuki, Ladysmith Black Manbazo, Grammy winners for their 2008, "Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu." Ladysmith is at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium 3/12 and at UC Davis, 3/16. Visit their website for the complete itinerary. Kamal Al Mansour, whose exhibit, "Truth and Consequences" is up at Nonesuch Space through March 28, Wednesdays-Fridays, 1-6 p.m. and by appointment. The address is 2865 Broadway Street, in Oakland, on auto row, across from the Grocery Store Outlet. Visit paragon-media,org/nonesuchspace

We might have Tarika Lewis on for the closing segment, but it hasn't been confirmed. Her work is a part of an exhibit at the West Oakland Branch of the Oakland Public Library. There is an artist reception this Sat. March 14, 1-3 p.m. at 1801 Adeline Street, in Oakland, (510) 238-7352. We will be featuring the music of Terrence Brewer, who will have a CD release party at Yoshi's Jack London Square, Tuesday, March 17, 8 and 10 p.m. He will be in the studio, Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 a.m.


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