Today in honor of Toni Cade Bambara’s 71st Birthday we present a podcast full of reflections, laughter, poetry, music and LOVE for the brilliant sister warrior mother writer, dancer, filmmaker, screenplay transformer, community organizer Toni Cade Bambara!
I create this podcast with much inspiration from Cheryll Y. Greene and with the priceless collaboration and words of Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Cara Page, Linda Janet Holmes, Kai Lumumba Barrow and Nikky Finney. Contextualize your day with the brilliant insights of these women and listen to music from Sarah Vaughn, King Pleasure, Erykah Badu, Amel Laurrieux, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln and some of my favorite producers.
If you are just learning about Toni Cade Bambara please get your hands on her beautiful fiction: Gorilla, My Love, The Seabird are Still Alive, The Salteaters, Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions, Those Bones Are Not My Child. Her groundbreaking 1970 anthology The Black Woman and definitely pick up the anthology about Bambara’s work created by Linda Janet Holmes and Cheryll Wall: Savoring the Salt.
Also, if you have the great fortune to live near or in Durham, North Carolina join us for Sunday school, this Sunday March 28th to praise the name of Toni Cade (more info here: http://blackfeministmind.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/sunday-march-28th-sunday-school-sunday-dinner-for-the-devoted/)