SOS Scribes Update
Thank you to all who support all that we do. Our fans and family are the best!!
June 9, we kicked off Legacy: a four generational family art show at the Sacramento Poetry Center. Thank you again for all who showed up, packed the place and shared your positive vibes with us. We look forward to celebrating the success of the exhibit with all of you at the closing reception on June 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The poetry center is on 25th and R Sts. in Sacramento.
June 1-2 SOS was featured at the Sacramento Black Book Fair. Photo by Ruth Marie Chambers.
May 19, SOS shared poetry and served as MCs for the first ever Uptown Art Fest at RFDC. It was so chill we are going to do it again on July 22, 2018, 5-8 p.m. 770 Darina Ave., Sacramento. Photo by Nia Nicole Brown.
We are soooo excited to see your reaction to the latest Scribes endeavour. Our family art show opens June 9 with a fun filled reception at 25th and R sts, home of the Sacramento Poetry Center. We hope to see you there!
Straight Out Scribes was on Capitol Public Radio with Beth Ruyak promoting the Black Book Fair.. Click here for the highlights...
It was so nice we will have to do it twice so join us at the next RFDC Uptown Arts Fest on Darina off Del Paso Blvd. on July 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. Wholesome fun for the whole family. Shawn Raiford, PDub and the songstress did the dang thang! Diva Market was on hand with their beautiful wares. The weather cooperated and the audience was perfect. Thanks Nia Brown for the photo.
There's quite a bit to catch you up on... but... not now. Now, I just want to invite you out to the Robert's Family Development Center in DPH for a FREE concert featuring Shawn Raiford Band. Straight Out Scribes will poet and MC. Diva Market vendors will be on site and it promises to be fun for the whole family. See you there at 5 p.m. Peace!!
June 1-2, SOS will participate in the Black Book Fair in Sacramento.
June 4, SOS Family Art Show, Legacy at SPC begins.
Thank you everyone who showed up for the Caledonia's Daughters launch. We have received great feedback on the anthology of short-short stories focused on Afro-futuristic sci-fi women written by Staajabu. Check out Amazon, Barnes and Nobles.com and Kindle to get your copy. It was great seeing Mama C. as part of her heal the world tour and sharing the mic with her in an official capacity at Gold Lion Arts. We had big fun. Thanks to all who came out in support of that and all of our March events. Ya'll keep us going!
Be at GOS Art Gallery 1825 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. Admission is FREE and It's going to be a blast!
March 10 we will be at Gold Lion Arts, 2733 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, Friday March 10, 7:30 p.m. as we welcome Mama C back to Sacramento on her current heal the world tour to benefit children in Tanzania. You really don't want to miss these events!! $12
Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C is an internationally known visual artist, musician, performance artist and poet of more than three decades of experience. She was born in Kansas City, KS in 1951 and has lived in Tanzania, east Africa, with her husband Pete O’Neal, former Chairman of the Kansas City Chapter Black Panther Party and founder of United African Alliance Community Center UAACC and the Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home, since 1972. She is a mother of two children and Co-Founder and Director of UAACC located outside of Arusha, Tanzania.
Mama C is one of the very few women in the world who plays nyatiti and obokano, African traditional eight string lyres that originate in Kenya. She enjoys accompanying herself at times while reciting her poetry and storytelling in the manner of the ancient griots of Africa. She is currently exploring the art of playing kamale ngoni, a 12 string African traditional harp that originates in Mali.