Thursday, December 20, 2012

Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu's "Go Tell It" on Wanda's Picks Radio

Today we have a special broadcast of an interview with Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu, playwright, who tells us about her labor of love, a musical written about Harriet Tubman's rescue of her brothers Christmas day 1854. Go Tell It is opening Friday-Saturday, Dec. 21-22, 2012 in Oakland at Kid's N'Dance, 38th and MacArthur. Visit on
Kujichagulia-Seitu, MBA
is a professor, entrepreneur, coloratura soprano and dancer.  As a former professor on the music faculty at Berkeley City College, Taiwo taught choir and music history. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, a Master of Business Administration in marketing, and graduate studies in vocal performance. Taiwo has performed professionally for 20 years both singing and dancing. Taiwo arranges African American Spirituals, for performance and study, and lectures on their development, correct historical context and the coding found within. As such, Taiwo was recently honored as a Negro Spirituals Heritage Keeper by the Friends of Negro Spirituals. Taiwo is also a founding member of two dance companies: N’soromma African Drummers and Dancers (Prairie View, Texas) and Lyric Dance and Vocal Ensemble (Oakland, California). From 1999 – 2002, Taiwo served as the first female co-chair of the National Congress of Economic Development Commissioners under the direction of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America. She served on the coalition’s national board of directors during the same period. Taiwo’s professional experience includes teaching, copy-editing and writing. She is co-owner and COO of Osun 07 Fashions LLC, an apparel manufacturing company located in Oakland, California. 

We have a surprise guest Cheif Luisah Teish of Ile Orunmila Oshun, drop in to talk about Creation Eve at JFK Arts and Consciousness Bldg. in Berkeley, CA, 7-9 p.m. this evening, Dec. 20, 2012. 

We close with another prerecorded interview with Georgia Horton (June 2012). She talks about the New Plantation, California Corrections --CDCR.

Music: Wadada Leo Smith and Sweet Honey in the Rock.

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