Oakulture

Documenting the Oakland cultural renaissance


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Women Runnin It: Interview with Candi Martinez

In honor of International Women’s Herstory this month, Oakulture premiers “Women Runnin It,” a new interview series featuring women in dynamic positions of cultural leadership. We begin with Oakland female promoters. Usually behind the scenes, these women are the ones bringing … Continue reading


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Oakulture’s Guide to International Women’s Month Events in Oakland and Beyond

In Oakland every March we revel in a wealth of incredible events celebrating international women’s impact, herstory and the many incredible women we all live amongst and who make the very fiber of our culture. In Oakulture those threads include hip-hop, solidarity, love, artists of all colors and forms, bomba, ritual, #pussypower, truth-speaking and women singing, dancing, speaking and listening to each other. In Oakland every March we revel in a wealth of incredible events celebrating international women’s impact, herstory and the many incredible women we all live amongst and who make the very fiber of our culture. In Oakulture those threads include hip-hop, solidarity, love, artists of all colors and forms, bomba, ritual, #pussypower, truth-speaking and women singing, dancing, speaking and listening to each other. Be a part of the culture you want to live in and join El Mes de La Mujer. Continue reading


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Why Black Art Matters

One recent Friday night, Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale addressed a packed house at East Side Arts Alliance. Seale mentioned he was a jazz drummer at age 13, and later acted in plays written by Oakland’s Marvin X. He … Continue reading


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2014: The Year in Oakulture

2014 started out with a bang, with the release of Kev Choice’s Oakland Riviera album last January. The album, released independently through Choice’s own label, received little national attention. But it was easily one of the best releases of the year … Continue reading