Friday, June 01, 2012

Wanda Picks Radio Show Friday, June 1, 2012

CK Ladzekpo (Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival), Emiko Susilo (Director of Gamelan Sekar Jaya), Nestor Ruiz (Artistic Director of El Tunante) and Kristina Ramsey (Dancer with Las Que Son Son) open the show's first hour. Visit

Our next guest is Arisa White, whose debut collection, Hurrah’s Nest, is this year’s winner of the San Francisco Book Festival Award for poetry. Visit

We close with devorah major, former San Francisco Poet Laureate, who will speak about Incantations by the Bahia a free poetry reading tonight, June 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at the Luggage Gallery, 1007 Market Street, in San Francisco featuring a stellar lineup of poets who will speak about the 1970s, a time of burgeoning voices from silenced communities of color: African American, Latino, Indigenous, Asian/Pacific Islanders. Visit

Featured music: Rene Marie's "Just My Imagination," Sweet Honey in the Rock, Umoja's "Our Problem to Solve" & "Yesterday's Lettuce," Wunmi "Oya-O."


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