Wanda's Picks Sept. 12, 2012
This morning we played excerpts from a few achived interviews: Joanna Haigood, co-founder of Zaccho Dance Theatre speaks about Sailing Away, which opens at Market Street & Powell, Sept. 13 and continues through Sept. 16, with free performances at 12noon, 1:30pm and 3 pm. Follow the dancers along Market from Powell to Battery Streets as they illuminate the lives of selected historic characters who tell the story of a black migration 150 years ago from San Francisco to Victoria, British Columbia.
These prominent citizens charter a ship and literally sail away. There is a free reception following a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at the CA Historical Society, 678 Mission Street. Visit zaccho.org
Jorge Argueta joins us live in the studio to talk about a wonderful children's poetry and music festival in El Salvador Nov. 14-16, and the first annual Flor y Canto this weekend, Sept. 15, 9 AM to 12 noon at Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street in San Francisco. The event, which is for children, is a prelude to the reception at 5 p.m. which will feature food, rides by low riders and Aztec dancers. That evening at 7, is the poetry reading and fundraiser for the El Salvador event hosted by Jorge Argueta, Talleres de Poesia founder, children's author and poet. Talleres is the group that hosts the event in El Salvador.
We close with a few minutes of a longer interview with Jacqueline Stewart about LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema at Pacific Film Archive. Haile Gerima's Bush Woman screens Sept. 13, 7 p.m. with an introduction by Cornelius Moore, CA Newsreel.
This really short clip is followed by an excerpt of the interview with SF Latino Film Festival Director, Lucho Ramirez and directors: Kimberly Baustista and Catherine Murphy.