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WINGS #42-20 Sistah Boom: 40 years in the streets

San Francisco Bay Area drumming group brings beats to life

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Length: 0:28:47
Uploaded: 31 Jan, 2021

Recording Date: 30 Jan, 2021
Recording Location: Berkeley, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Property of Chana Wilson. Noncommercial, no derivatives. For other uses, contact Chana via wings@wings.org

Program Title: WINGS #42-20 Sistah Boom: 40 years in the streets
Description: Girls don't drum was the rule of the day. Sistah Boom members shattered it. They've enlivened LGBTQ, human rights and other issue events - both protests and celebrations - at home and in Washington DC for 4 decades. This documentary by Chana Wilson also tells how they worked to heal their internal racial divide.

Host(s): Chana [pronounced Hah-nah] Wilson
Featured Speakers/Guests: Interviewees: Carolyn Brandy, Sistah Boom founder and band leader; Mar Stevens, Sistah Boom band leader from 2012 to the present; Gale Kissin, band leader during 1987; Band members Alicia Stiles, Elsie Militar, Nina Roberts, Liz Hendrickson, Michelle Finley, Bonnie Lockhart, Shirley Hargrove. Chana Wilson, producer and narrator, is with Pacifica’s KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California. She is the award-winning author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home, has blogged on the Huffington Post, and published essays in numerous anthologies, most recently Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness by Oxford University Press.

Credits: Chana Wilson, Producer and Host; Dana Bergen, Production Assistance; Adi Gevins, Documentary Consultant. WINGS series editor Frieda Werden. Music:
Artist: Tina Turner, Song: Proud Mary, Album: Proud Mary. All other music: Street recordings of Sistah Boom, and Blue Dot Sessions from Creative Commons.
Photo credit: Sistah Boom.

Comments: Chana [pronounced Hah-nah] Wilson is a radio/audio producer and host at Pacifica’s KPFA in Berkeley, CA. She
is the award-winning author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home, has blogged on the Huffington Post, and published essays in numerous anthologies, most recently is a radio/audio producer and host at Pacifica’s KPFA in Berkeley, CA. She
is the award-winning author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home, has blogged on the Huffington
Post, and published essays in numerous anthologies, most recently Headcase, LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness by Oxford University Press.

Topic:
Politics > Feminism
Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Society and Culture > Racism
Society and Culture
Arts and Culture > Music
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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