#42-20 Sistah Boom: 40 years in the streets … San Francisco Bay Area drumming group brings beats to life

Girls don’t drum was the rule of the day. Sistah Boom members shattered it. They’ve enlivened LGBTQ, human rights and other issue events – both protests and celebrations – at home and in Washington DC for 4 decades. This documentary by Chana Wilson also tells how they worked to heal their internal racial divide.

Host(s): Chana [pronounced Hah-nah] Wilson
Featured Speakers/Guests: Interviewees: Carolyn Brandy, Sistah Boom founder and band leader; Mar Stevens, Sistah Boom band leader from 2012 to the present; Gale Kissin, band leader during 1987; Band members Alicia Stiles, Elsie Militar, Nina Roberts, Liz Hendrickson, Michelle Finley, Bonnie Lockhart, Shirley Hargrove. Chana Wilson, producer and narrator, is with Pacifica’s KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California. She is the award-winning author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home, has blogged on the Huffington Post, and published essays in numerous anthologies, most recently Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness by Oxford University Press.

Credits: Chana Wilson, Producer and Host; Dana Bergen, Production Assistance; Adi Gevins, Documentary Consultant. WINGS series editor Frieda Werden. Music:
Artist: Tina Turner, Song: Proud Mary, Album: Proud Mary. All other music: Street recordings of Sistah Boom, and Blue Dot Sessions from Creative Commons.
Photo credit: Sistah Boom.

Comments: Chana [pronounced Hah-nah] Wilson is a radio/audio producer and host at Pacifica’s KPFA in Berkeley, CA. She
is the award-winning author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home, has blogged on the Huffington Post, and published essays in numerous anthologies, most recently is a radio/audio producer and host at Pacifica’s KPFA in Berkeley, CA. She is the award-winning author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home, has blogged on the Huffington Post, and published essays in numerous anthologies, most recently Headcase, LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness by Oxford University Press.

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