Bonus: Black Beat Bay Area interviews Nilaja Sun


Black Beat Bay Area’s very own Flo Wiley interviews Nilaja Sun who has just begun her run at the Berkley Rep Theater of the one woman play Pike St..

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Virtuoso performer Nilaja Sun’s award-winning hit No Child…captivated Berkeley Rep audiences in 2008. Now she brings us a new critically acclaimed solo show about Evelyn, a single mother who fights for the survival of her family in the face of a threatening hurricane. In an astonishing 90 minutes, Sun portrays three generations of a Puerto Rican family and the vibrant characters of New York’s Lower East Side in a story of tribulation, perseverance, and redemption that also “glows with humor” (New York Times). Don’t miss this incredible, transformative trip to Pike St.

Ep. 49: Celebrating Survival

This show is in honor of Flo's recently passed brother.

As always, there’s plenty to see and do in the Bay and the Black Beat Calendar has some events you just can’t miss!

Tonight’s music playlist features songs that uplift, inspire and celebrate our struggle. Which, will continue until this world is a better place for all of us to live in together.

Ep. 47: Black Women Rockers and Poets

TONIGHT: Thursday, April 19, 2018 7 to 8:50

The April Celebration of Poetry & Jazz Continues!



WITH: TUREEDAH MIKELL poet/storyteller/author

RE:     Bay Area Generations (BAG)

          Multi-generational Multi-cultural Poets

            Book Launch & Signing (BOOK)

         Story Medicine: Listening in the Light

            By Tureedah Mikell

         Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing

            By Michele E. Lee      

INFO: BAG: Monday, April 23, 7pm

            BOOK: Saturday, April 28, 3pm to 7pm

              Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th Street, between Broadway & Franklin, Downtown Oakland

     (510) 465-8928


WITH: JESSICA CARE MOORE poet/producer/publisher

RE:     Black WOMEN Rock!

          A Musical Tribute to Betty Davis

            With Nik West, Joi, Divinity Roxx, Steffanie Christi’an, Kimberly Nichole, Ideeyah, Sh8peshifter, Tamar-kali, Jessica Care Moore and special guest NONA HENDRYX

INFO: Wednesday, May 9, 6pm, Opening Reception:

            They Say I’m Different Art Exhibition, AAACC

            Saturday, May 12, 11:30 am Pre-Concert Talk with Performers: AAACC, Fulton & Webster, SF

    ; both FREE

            Saturday, May 12, 9pm, Concert, Yerba Buena Art Center, The Forum, 701 Mission Street at 3rd, SF





BLACK BEAT BAY AREA: THE FLO WILEY SHOW is about African Americans in arts and entertainment and features information on music, dance, theater, film and visual arts events, a music playlist of classic jazz, r&b, blues, and classical masterpieces, and interviews with the celebrity personalities that are making the arts come alive in the Bay Area.  BBBA is independently produced and hosted by Little Rock-born Oakland-reared Florene “Flo” Wiley.



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