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Sights & Sounds: Destiny Muhammad

Destiny Muhammad

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Harpist, bandleader, and composer Destiny Muhammad told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend. 

Multi-talented folk-blues artist Leyla McCalla comes to the Bay Area this weekend as part of Banjo, Blues, & The Bayou series at the SFJAZZ center’s Joe Henderson Lab. McCalla is a cellist, banjoist, singer, and guitarist as well as a former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. She’ll be performing songs from her latest album, The Capitalist Blues

“They go back in time with that sound of the banjo, and just that whole type of Gullah feeling.”


Credit Mario B. Productions

Mario B. Productions presents The Say It Loud 70's Fashion Show happening this Sunday at 3 pm at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland. There’s going to be a lot of afros, platforms, and furs as fashions of the past hit the runway accompanied by 1970's funk music.  

“Mario B. has been consistent with excellence. He goes back in time, but the fashion and the way that he does the show, if you haven’t seen it before don’t miss it!”

Credit Black Arts Movement Business District Festival

The Monday Night Theatre Series is a collection of solo stage performances at the Flight Deck in Oakland. Three actors will grace the stage on Monday evenings this month as part of Oakland's Black Arts Movement Business District Festival (BAMBD). Festival events are happening throughout February. 

"Dr. Ayodele , another one finally starting to get a few accolades, so here it is my job to see that she gets talked about.”

Destiny Muhammad will perform her Storytime concert on February 17th at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland.


Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.