African American Takeover Day – Saturday, February 20th – 7am-7pm
Written by Arlene Sweeting on Thursday, February 18, 2021
In honor of Black History WSLR will host their second African American Takeover Day on Saturday, February 20 from 7am-7pm. You’ll hear from artists, doctors, musicians, community activists and more.
The full schedule of programming appears below.
7-9am –The Saturday Morning Gospel Beat with Jonah Ray shares music and songs from and for the heart and soul so be sure to connect, listen, and be encouraged though reverence, worship and praise.
9am – TownTalk TampaBay. Host Sharon Folta talks to African Americans from our community about their lives, their vision and their contributions.
9:30am – 11am – Radio RESET, hosted by Sharon Folta, celebrates female voices in music, verse, activism and community from Sarasota and beyond!
11am – Covid and Health Disparities w/ Dr. Lisa Merritt and special guests.
12pm – Roundtable with Performing Artists of Color –Jonah and Travis Ray moderate a conversation with local artists of color discussing racial disparities within the performing arts industry. Guests confirmed are Syreeta Banks and Dovonan Whitney.
1pm – Forest Conservation – Snousha Glaude will talk to Meg Lowman of the TREE Foundation about her work establishing church forests in Ethiopia and the impact of deforestation on minority communities.
1:30pm – History of Amaryllis Park Neighborhood Association – Mary Butler
2pm – The Soundtrack of Pan-Africanism – Produced by Dr. Errol Monte-Pizarro, this program will highlight the construction of the idea of “Africa” as an encompassing unit through musical genres that combine elements of various musical cultures of the continent without belonging exclusively to any of them. The program suggests that this culturally base Pan Africanism served as a foundation for political and philosophical Pan Africanism. However, it also had its own development that diverged from the explicitly political Pan-Africanism proposed by the movement’s founding theorists at the turn of the twentieth century.
3pm – Black History Listen In – An auditory open mic where we listen to the pivotal voices of Black creation, from literature to poetry read from local students and teachers across our city of Sarasota.
4pm – Brenda Watty Variety Hour – Brenda has performed with the Marvelettes, The Four Tops, The Crystals, Bo Didley, and many more. Show will feature music and conversation.
5-6pm – “MY SISTERS’ KEEPER”
Join Queen Meccasia Zabriskie, Asmaa’a Zabriskie, and Queen Precious-Jewel Zabriskie as they play music and muse about Black joy and healing.
6-7pm –Jazz & More Special Black History Month Edition. Jazz & More features an eclectic mix of classic bebop, traditional and smooth jazz with R&B, rock and blues features with host Brian Jones