Friday, August 23, 2013

Wanda's Picks Friday, August 23, 2013

Thomas Simpson

We open with a conversation with director, Noel Calloway, director of the film, Life, Love, Soul. This debut feature looks at the important role a father is in his child's life and about choices adults make, some irreversible (interview rescheduled). 

Thomas Simpson,
director/founder with Destiny Muhammad, harpist,  will join us to talk about AfroSolo which will celebrate its monumental 20th season with an all star AfroSolo Alumni performance extravaganza.  The event will take place on Monday, August 26th at 7:30 pm at the African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street in San Francisco. AfroSolo is dedicated to nurturing, promoting and presenting art and culture of African American sand the larger African Diaspora  through solo performances and the visual and literary arts.

Next Damu Sudi Alii , pianist and composer, and Tonye Scott, singer/composer join us to talk about First Edition, which is performing tonight at the 57th Street Gallery at 5701 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, (510) 654-6974 or

We close with a conversation with motivational speaker and author, Will Harris, about the new film, Lee Daniels's The Butler starring Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Visit

Music from "I Am tonyeSCOTT," "Umoja: Dance of the Kalahari In Memoriam," and from Dwight Tribble's Cosmic.

Damu Sudi Alii

Destiny Muhammad


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