Comedy, music, poetry and storytelling
Cultural histories of Oakland
Congolese music and dance
Traditional music and dance from West Africa, Cuba, and Brazil
Lukumi and Palo Briyumba spiritual practices
African-American hair braiding
Ancestral storytelling
Acacia is a cultural preservationist, traditional arts advocate/ musician and keeper of traditional histories. Through oral testimony and inclusive, cultural tourism, she brings together elders and youth alike to share in the oft overlooked and undertold stories of communities of color. She believes that community education is a must, and…
African American Quilting
My Mother always told me stories. I began telling stories formally when I was in high school in Chicago (St. Ignatius) in the 60’s, stories of Africa and the struggles of African-Americans for freedom. In 1992 I met Joel ben Izzy from Berkeley, CA who was introduced to me as…