Full Circle 08.03.18: Malcolm X Jazz Festival

This past May … Oakland’s Eastside Arts Alliance held its 18th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival in San Antonio Park… and KPFA’s First Voice Apprentices were there too!  We brought back interviews, sights and, of course, sounds of our community in concert.

On tonight’s show we will:

  • Hear interviews we collected, including:
    • Eastside Arts Alliance
    • East Oakland Black Cultural Zone
  • We will also hear from Malcolm himself, from the Pacifica Radio Archives …
  • And, what would a jazz festival show be, without music?

All that, tonight on Full Circle.



To learn more about developing an East Oakland Black Cultural Zone, check out this page on the Eastside Arts Alliance website. There you can read an article from the Guardian on the Displacement of Black Oakland residents.

You can also learn more about Live Arts in Resistance on the website

To learn more about Youth Speaks and the work they do with young people in our communities. Please visit their website here.

Other organizations mentioned on tonight’s show:

Urban ED Academy

Cycles of Change

On Track Consulting

Liberate 23rd Avenue

About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program has a 12 months basic skills option and an 18 month graduate level option during which participants produce, engineer & host Full Circle. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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