Archive for June, 2007

Sistahs On The Move – Summer Jam

Posted in Culture on June 28, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Who: Sistahs 30 yrs and older please
When: Saturday June 20 @ 8:00 pm.
What: Par-tay, fete, throw down
Where: Sacramento, CA (if you can believe that!)

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Hugh Masekela

Posted in Culture, Events on June 27, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Sunday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela brings his smooth style to Stern Grove. One of the earliest proponents of world fusion, Masekela blends styles ranging from jazz and R&B, to pop, disco, and Afropop.

Goapele brings soul to Stern Grove with a fresh energy and
perspective on R&B music. Known for her social activism and lush,
soulful ballads, the Oakland-based singer has earned the praise of
critics and adulation of fans nationwide.

Admission-Free Concerts
Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization
committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts.

Breathing Under Water

Posted in Culture, Events on June 27, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Experience “Breathing Under Water,” a unique melding of South Asian music traditions with modern grooves. Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale, and other special guests take the stage for an unforgettable afternoon.

Grammy-nominated sitar sensation Anoushka Shankar is the daughter of legendary Ravi Shankar. Best known for his tabla and percussion skills, Karsh Kale’s highly original style fuses electronica with traditional South Asian music.

Presenting Punjabi music in an inventive way, San Francisco-based Non-Stop Bhangra Collective fuses traditional and modern tracks with live tabla and dhol drums, scratching, and the Bhangra dancers of Dholrhythms Dance Troupe.

Admission-Free Concert
Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization
committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts.

Berkeley Jazz Festival 2007

Posted in Events on June 23, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Berkeley Jazz Festival
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 02:00 PM

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NONE of the young female vocalists on the scene today can match Ms. Ferrell’s vocal skillz. Readers, if you know of someone do tell!

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Reserved seating still available as of late June.

Berkeley Jazz Festival

Posted in Culture on June 23, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Berkeley Jazz Festival
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 02:00 PM

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NONE of the young female vocalists on the scene today can match Ms. Ferrell’s vocal skillz.   Readers, if you know of someone do tell!

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Reserved seating still available as of late June.

Oaktown-Cali-Buddha-Peace-Blues

Posted in Culture on June 14, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Oakland Back Porch Concert Series With WILDSANG

Surrender, that’s all you have to do.
Surrender, that’s all you have to do.
Come sit with the blues folks of multiple hues.
Surrender, a tonic for the blues.

Come sit to the east in the Kali sun.
Listen to the spirits of Bessie, Alberta and Big Mama Thornton.
Come sit to the east in the Cali sun.
Surrender to the tenderness and feminine vibration.

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Surrender, that’s all you have to do.

[Skyediver]

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Oakland Back Porch Concert Series With WILDSANG

Oaktown Sunday Blues

Some people say the blues will make you ill.
Some folks say when you get the blues it will make you cry.
But I’m here to tell you good people,
I got the Sunday blues and it feels all right.
I got the Sunday blues and it feels all right.
No, I ain’t complaining because the music is real tight.

Wildsang blues women
sing and play the blues loud and clear.
Wildsang blues women
pay tribute to the blues pioneers.
I got the Sunday blues and it feels all right.
Yeah, I got the Sunday blues
I could stay here all night.

Don’t fret little sistah if you didn’t hear the news.
I got photographs right here on Kuma.net in Skyeview for you.
Some people say the blues will make you ill.
Some folks say when you get the blues it will make you cry.
But I’m here to tell you good people
I got the Sunday blues and it feels all right.
Yeah, Wildsang the blues illuminating divine light.
I got the Sunday blues and it feels all right.

[Lyrics by Skye “I need a cool blues name” diver]

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WILDSANG

Photo Album

Aunt Lute Press Presents Jewelle Gomez and Cherry Muhanji

Posted in Culture on June 10, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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“People evolve a language in order to describe and thus control their circumstances, or in order not to be submerged by a reality that they cannot articulate…It goes without saying, then, that language is also a political instrument, means, and proof of power. It is the most vivid and crucial key to identify: It reveals the private identity, and connects one with, or divorces one from, the larger, public, or communal identity. There have been, and are, times, and places, when to speak a certain language could be dangerous, even fatal…”
–James Baldwin, from If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?

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Sharhara Godfrey, Acquisition Editor and 10-year staff member.

On June 5th in San Francisco, Aunt Lute Press, a multi-cultural women’s press publishing since 1982, hosted a free community reading and discussion featuring authors Jewelle Gomez and Cherry Muhanji.