Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wanda's Picks Wed., March 23, 2016

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!

Hon. Senghor Jawara Baye
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey's first visit to New York, March 23, 1916. We speak to the Hon. Senghor Jawara Baye; President General of the UNIA-ACL, about the call to all African Disapora people to pour libations today at sunset.

Music: Jahahara Alkebulan Maat's "Love and Defend Pachumama" and "Marcus Garvey -- Rise Up, You Mighty Afrikan People!" Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate's "Passport."
Raissa Simpson in "Sailing Away" (2013)
Byb Chanel, Robert Henry Johnson, Tristan Cunningham,
Antoine Hunter

Antoine Hunter and Amara Tabor Smith in "Sailing Away"

We close with the archival interview with Joanna Haigood re: Sailing Away 9/13-16, 2012 in San Francisco.

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