Join the Grammy-nominated Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir, Oakland-based artist and activist Jennifer Johns, local activist and poet Davey D, poet and spoken word artist Tongo Eisen-Martin and various artists from Rally Up Records for an evening of music and culture to benefit The Meadows Livingstone School scholarship ...read more
The Altamont Free Concert, held 50 miles outside of San Francisco in 1969, featured the Rolling Stones, Santana and Jefferson Airplane and was billed as a “West Coast Woodstock.” But when the event turned violent and resulted in the death of four people, it “bookmarked the end of the 1960s,” ...read more
The late poet Amiri Baraka once said, “I wrote poetry 'cause I always had something to say. Always.” Baraka's work is included in a new anthology, “Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin,” alongside the verses of other poets tackling topics of racism and the killings of ...read more
All the excitement of the Summer Olympics in Rio got me thinking about the long history of Brazilian music in California.
In the 1940s Carmen Miranda landed in Hollywood with her Bando da Lua and Brazilian music hit the pop charts the early 1960s, when Americans took to the ...read more