Spark explores the fusion of cultures, styles and disciplines that make up the incredibly diverse Bay Area art scene.
Go inside the Bay Area's burgeoning Muslim spoken word, poetry and hip-hop scene with Calligraphy of Thought poets as they create and rehearse new works for a performance at the Box Theater, in Oakland.
Then approach dance with sculptural costumer Sha Sha Higby as she creates intricate costumes made of wood, silk, paper and gold leaf.
And finally, witness the spectacle that is the Punk Rock Orchestra led by conductor John Gluck, who uses a toilet brush as a baton to conduct classically trained musicians playing punk rock classics.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Check out the growing phenomenon of Muslim spoken word and hip hop with Calligraphy of Thought.
Visit the studio of the incomparable Sha Sha Higby, as she creates mesmerizing sculptural costumes.
Experience the Punk Rock Orchestra comprised of classically trained musicians playing punk rock classics.
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