Friday, January 11, 2013

Wanda's Picks Recap: January 4-January 11, 2013

We open with the second part of a series of conversations on Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, with returning guest, Ayotunde A. Akindele, Sacramento, CA and his partner and our special guest Claude Maredza, who is joining us from Harare, ZM, to talk about the Chapwati Great Zimbabwe Leisure Resort project, he heads, but more importantly what the continued effect US sanctions is having on Zimbabwean people and these unauthorized sanctions need to be lifted. Visit to sign the petition. For info: and 2.

Steven Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, pops in to talk about LHT newest initiative and the staged reading of The Jamaican Wash, an adaptation of Philip Kan Gotanda's work with among others: Carl Lumbley and Edris Cooper-Anifososhe, tonight, 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at The Costume Shop, A.C.T.'s newest performance venue, 1117 Market, SF (Civic Center BART, 7th St. exit. 1/2 block walk near UN Plaza). Visit

We close with a conversation between two of the San Francisco Bay Area's stunning creative art mavens: Halifu Osumare and Denise Pate.

Dr. Osumare is being honored at Unity Day at the Community Dance event and arts showcase, Sun., Jan. 13, 9-5 at the Malonga Casquelourde Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland. Ms. Pate, currently Cultural Arts Funding Director for the City of Oakland, will facilitate a conversation which looks at Oakland and the Arts, specific to the synergy and the definition of place, held by its Pan African citizens, specifically artists. Dr. Osumare, founder of Everybody's Creative Art Ctr. (later Citidance, which Ms. Pate was executive director), an honoree this Sunday, will talk about this dance center's history. This comes at a time when Oakland is being hailed as an arts destination by & named, No. 5 re: NY Times Top 45 Places to Go in 2012.

Music: WolfHawkJaguer's Cowrie Shell, Amikaeyla's Lovely Day.

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, we rebroadcast a Marcus Garvey Special from 2011. Visit

Friday, January 4, 2013 is a rebroadcast of 2012's Mother's Day Special honoring Black Mothers


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