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 change.org to sign the petition. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org and
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
ArtsPlace.org & 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 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2013/01/09/wandas-picks-radio-show
Friday, January 4, 2013 is a rebroadcast of 2012's Mother's Day Special honoring Black Mothers