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Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland
Nov21

Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland

In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. He’s done this by creating a unique sound — melodic hooks, primal blues-rock chords, clever lyricism, a killer falsetto, and in-your-face social consciousness. On this week’s Making Contact, we learn about Fantastic Negrito’s journey, his creative process, and how he’s utilizing his artistic platform to advocate for social justice. Special thanks to Fantastic Negrito and the Blackball Universe crew. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring:  Fantastic Negrito, Oakland-based Black Roots Revivalist Credits: Host & Episode Producer: Eric Arnold Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Fantastic Negrito’s Music Fantastic Negrito Official Page Dance of the Displaced by Eric Arnold...

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Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party
Dec07

Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party combined Black Power’s militancy with socialist ideology, and infused funk music with Franz Fanon’s writings. Their impact on American Culture, from music to style to community organizing, continues to resonate today. Fifty years after the birth of the Black Panther Party, we take a look at the lasting cultural legacy of the Black Panther Party through the eyes of the generations that followed. Special thanks to this show’s host Eric Arnold. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring: Cat Brooks, artist and organizer with the Anti Police-Terror Project René de Guzman, curator of “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at Fifty” at the Oakland Museum of California Sadie Barnette, Panther cub and artist Refa Senay, Panther cub and artist Hodari Davis, co-director Young Gifted and Black, organizer Life is Living Keba Konte, founder and owner of Red Bay Coffee  Kaleb Houston, Director of Coffee for Red Bay Coffee Credits: Host: Eric Arnold Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: Ras Ceylon, “Panther Town” Kev Choice, “Dance of the Displaced” SambaFunk, Live drumming at Life Is Living More Information:   Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary  Sadie Barnette Refa One Life is Living Young Gifted and Black Red Bay Coffee  All Power To The People   ...

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