"An explosion of love, set to jazz!" Thatís
the way one person described it. Building on last year's successful
event, Transformative Visions 2010 welcomed a standing-room-only crowd
to Oakland's Studio One Art Center for an afternoon of
Guests were treated to powerful and positive spoken word performances by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Paradise Free JahLove, Antoinette Bumekpor, Victor Harris, Kamau Bakari, and Cat Brooks. The Richard Howell Quintet provided improvisational jazz accompaniment. Photos link to performer websites (where available). All creative content copyright to individual artists.
Click links below to view video excerpts.
Click for YouTube video of Zenju's prayer-poem of invocation "For All Beings"
All work copyright to the individual word artist. Photos link to performer websites where available.
Please click to visit Transformative Visions 2010 ART and MUSIC.
(photos of Antoinette, Cat & Victor), Marytoni Yamot (photos of Zenju & Paradise), Mark Yarbough (photo of Kamau), Fran Roccaforte (photo of Loren/ audience), Robert G Watson (photos of hallway guests).