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Rebel Kings

The Rebel Kings were established in 2010 in Oakland, California and are a group of drag kings. They are women and gender-expansive folks who lip sync dressed a...

Hanifah Walidah

Hanifah Walidah was born on October 16 in New York, New York. Hanifah Walidah is an “artist, friend, woman, black, lesbian, shit-talker. In that order.” She cu...

Refa One

Refa One, a.k.a. Refa Senay, was born in Oakland on July 16, 1972. Refa One is an aerosol artist (using spray paint), muralist, illustrator, activist, and educ...

Robert Moses

Robert Moses was born in 1963. Robert practices and teaches dance and choreography through RMK Dance Company as well as at Mills as a professor. He incorporate...

Pete Escovedo

Pete Escovedo was born on July 13, 1935 in Pittsburg, California. He is a Latin jazz percussionist and a painter who has been making music and painting since h...

Steven Arnold

Steven Arnold was born on May 18, 1943 in Oakland. He was a surrealist who worked in various mediums: film, photography, painting, illustration, theater, and a...

Tower of Power

Tower of Power is a soul and funk band that was formed in Oakland, CA in July 1968. Tower of Power currently has 10 members and has had at least 60 musicians t...

Fred Frith

Jeremy Webster “Fred” Frith was born on February 17, 1949 in the small town of Heathfield in East Sussex, England. Frith describes himself as a songwriter, com...

Delilah Beasley

Delilah Leontium Beasley, born on September 9, 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a scholar, a pioneer, and a powerhouse. She was a devout Roman Catholic with a str...
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