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Joshua McClain's Picks

Credit: Bradley Jacob Cox

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During quarantine, we're taking a break from recommending live events and instead offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with cellist and composer Joshua McClain to talk about three virtual arts events he's currently digging.

Singing Body with Dohee Lee, 10 a.m. every Wednesday

Dohee Lee is a dancer and artist. This interactive workshop is inspired by her practice of Korean shaminism and performative ritual. Learn techniques that connect to voice, body, heartbeat and spirit as well as art and writing. Tamalpa Institute in San Rafael is hosting the cyber event. 

Streaming Concerts with Monica Pasqual, 12 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday

Revered singer-songwriter Monica Pasqual is currently sheltering in place in Utah, but hat hasn't stopped her from performing great music. A founding member of the indie folk band Blame Sally, fans lover her for her beautiful music and thoughtful lyrics. Watch her live performances, straight from her childhood home,  as well as past concerts on her Facebook page.

Be Moved online workshop with Rosaria Sammartino,12 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday

Rosario Sammartino is a highly trained somatic psychologist. In this workshop, she'll help you tap into your body's rhythm through feeling and emotion. Her workshop is a wellness tool to help keep your mind and body centered during this crisis.

Check out Joshua McClain's new album "Coming Home." He performs live concerts from home every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m on his Facebook page.

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.