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Sights & Sounds: Sephora Woldu

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Filmmaker and visual artist Sephora Woldu told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

Zoé Samudzi

Notebook: The Living Archive is a discussion with writer Zoé Samudzi. She'll talk about her experience in Namibia researching the 1904-1908 Herero and Nama Genocide and conflicting information she uncovered from archived documents. Oakland's MATATU arts collective is hosting the event this Saturday 11/3 at Red Bay Coffee in Oakland. 

“I’m just excited to go to anything that’s affiliated with MATATU.”

Credit MOAD SF

I Told You Who Am I is a text and image-based installation exhibit by Oakland artist Shushan Tesfuzigta happening at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. The installation is centered around collected moments of speech that have made up Browaan ongoing list of words, phrases, and sentences Tesfuzigta compiled that are shared by different communities and languages. The exhibit runs up to December. 

“This is just the beginning of a lot of interesting installations by Shushan.”


Enjoy an evening of live performance and conversation with rising Oakland-based R&B singer ASTU. This intimate event takes place at Eristavi's Winery in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on 11/15. The show is part of ASTU’s Airbnb concert series.

“It’s so nice to hear her in a smaller area and hear her acoustics, and get to know the people who also go to her shows.”


Catch the screening of Sephora’s film https://vimeo.com/168284090">Life Is Fare followed by a discussion on November 8th at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.