Friday, December 18, 2015

Wanda's Picks Dec. 18, 2015

This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

1. Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu, speaks about her 4th Annual "Go Tell It: A Harriett Tubman Christmas Story", this year, Dec. 19-20, at City of Refuge Church, 8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 & 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Visit

2. Pope Flyne, Ghanaian Music, Educator speaks to us about his One-Man Orchestra featuring classic Hi-Life, Reggae at Miliki Restaurant, 3725 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland.

3. Yvonne Cobbs, Musical Director, LHT's Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert, continues Dec. 18 through Dec. 24. Visit, call (415) 474-8800 or email:

4. Marvin X, Poet, Playwright, Scholar, Activist, BAM West Founder, joins us to speak about the Black Arts Movement Cultural District in Oakland. Save the dates: January 4, 12, 2016 at Oakland City Council. For information:

Music: Selection from LHT's Soulful Christmas, "Emmanuel" & "The Africans Are Coming" from Pope Flyne's Sankofa Groove


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