Friday, November 13, 2009

Wanda's Picks Radio Week Nov. 10-13

Original Air Date: 11/13/2009 8:00 AM
Wanda's Picks

8:00 AM Corey Action re: New Style Motherlode Hip Hop Dance Festival Nov. 20-22

8:30 AM Hanif Muhammad & Dajuma Opara "Bridge to Bridge Fundraiser"

9:00 Opal Palmer Adisa and Colette Eloi "Dancing Diaspora" Nov. 13-15

9:30 Black Beauty Doll Show Nov. 14

We feature HB Hanif & The Sound Voyager's on Cedar Walton's composition "Bolivia" and Mark Wright's "Tabo". The other music is Corey Action's "Dancing."

The event Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Ashkenaz went well. There was a nice house and the poetry and music was excellent. I don't know how much money was raised toward the youth center in New Orleans, but hopefully after expenses a little will go into the bucket towards purchase of the building.

Photos: Wanda Sabir

Original Air Date: 11/11/2009 6:00 AM
Wanda's Picks
Writer, Ann Marie Davis, "Ourselves Walking,"

Director, Vanessa Gould, "Between the Folds," film

Doug Howerton, a member of Maxine Hong Kingston Veteran writing group, with a story in her, "Veterans of War Veterans of Peace" (2006 Kona Press). He has a new work based on the MOVE organization he was a member of. He is reading from his play, "Firing Blanks at Moving Targets," Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, 7-9 PM at "Art of Revolution," 1724 Adeline Street, in Oakland, CA, (510) 238-7017, $5-$10 (sliding scale). Visit All proceeds will be used to benefit programs and services for seniors. (Art of Revolution is moving to East Side Cultural Center, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.

We close with Emily Kirsch, Ella Baker Center, "Community Convergence for Climate Change" 6-8 PM at Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, Wednesday, November 18, 2009. There is a CCCC after party at the Monkey Lounge, 5708 Fremont Street, Oakland, CA, 8:30-11:30 PM. Register at:

We feature the music of Lizz Wright, "Walk with Me Lord" (from Salt), and Lee Williams's "The Rain."

Original Air Date: 11/10/2009 1:00 PM
Freedom Archives at 10 Years
Today we will celebrate Freedom Archives which is having a 10th Anniversary Party, Nov. 11 in San Francisco. We will have Claude Marks and Leticia Miranda on the air. Claude is the Project Director and a former political prisoner. Leticia is the youth program coordinator and an editorial intern at ColorLines Magazine. The Freedom Archives party is at 330 Ritch Street, in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 -$50 (No one turned away for lack of funds) and is Wheelchair accessible. Visit Celebrating 10 Years - preserving the past - illuminating the present - shaping the future


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