Friday, March 23, 2018

Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Friday, March 23, 2018

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. LWOP Town Hall, March 24, 5-8 PM at Red Bay Coffee & Roastery in Oakland: Terah was incarcerated at the age of 18 and was facing life without the possibility of parole for aiding and abetting in a murder her cousin committed. By waving her appellate rights, she was able to receive a reduced sentence. Throughout the 15 years she served, she stayed very proactive facilitating groups and pursuing a higher education. Since her release in November of 2017, she has continued to work with several organizations who advocate on prison issues, mass incarceration, restorative justice, and youth diversion.

2. Omitola Toluwalase Akinwunmi, African medicine woman, educator and therapist, joins us to talk about the Indigenous Healing Arts Institute; International Affliation Lutha (Lubowa Traditional Healers Association). 

Michael Curry (as "Marcus G")

3. Ubuntu Theatre Project: Dance of the Holy Ghosts lead actors: Berwick Haynes, grandfather Oscar, and Michael Curry, who plays his grandson Michael— join us to talk about the current production.

4. Rotimi Oyenekan, Gba’Dunn-In-Style Band, with special guest: Nkan “Kemi” Eledua, join us to talk about a special concert March 24, at Miliki Spot, 10-11:30 p.m., 3725 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland.

Announcements:March for Our Lives: March 24, 2018

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