Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Sydni Davenport and Sena Kubega on the upcoming 49th Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa, has been uploaded to web archive. The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 6/3//19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 6/5/19 at 11 AM.

Visit the show’s web archive page to listen to the audio recording:



49th Juneteenth Celebration, Santa Rosa, June 15th


Featuring Guests

1. Sydni Davenport, Member, Board of Directors, Juneteenth Celebration, and Member, Fresh Apple Singers

2. Sena Kubega, Drum Ghana and Dance Ensemble


Announcements (Click for links below)


 Our Featured Guests

1. Sydni Davenport shares the early history of African Americans in Sonoma County as she recounts her family’s history.  Her grandmother moved from Texas to Petaluma in 1953,  when only a couple of Black families resided in the county, and that year she began the first Juneteenth Celebration at her Petaluma ranch for family and friends. Juneteenth marks the commemoration of the 2-year delayed announcement of emancipation in Galveston, Texas, a former slave state, on June 19th,1865. That commemoration day was introduced to Sonoma County by Sydni’s grandmother Marteal Perry. Since Blacks in Petaluma were forbidden to swim in the public pool, her grandmother had a swimming pool built on her ranch, which drew a protest by the local KKK. In 1970 the Juneteenth Celebration was moved to Martin Luther King, jr, Park in Santa Rosa as a joint celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and of Juneteenth. Sydni will perform with the Frresh Apple Singers at the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa on Saturday June 15th.

About our Guest:  Sydni Davenport is a board of the Juneteenth Festival and member of the Sonoma County NAACP and the Sonoma County CHANCE horse rescue. A native of Sonoma County she is the first Grand Child of Evangelist Marteal Perry. She is a member of the Gospel Group, The Prayer Chapel Singers, The group just released their first Single called, “God’s got it which Sydni wrote. She describes herself as a country girl at heart and love cowboy boots. She is a mother, grandmother and wife and has been married for 30 years to a wonderful partner she loves to be outdoors and garden. For the past 20 years she has been a foster parent for the mentally ill.

Guest Event links:

June 15, 2019, 10 AM to 6 PM, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 49th Annual Juneteenth Festival in Santa Rosa  https://www.facebook.com/events/876951649363701/

The History of Juneteenth http://juneteenth.com/

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2.  Sena Kubega talks about her first knowledge of the slavery came through visiting the slave castle in her home town of Cape Coast, Ghana in West Africa, where Africans kidnapped from their homes began their slave experience awaiting their voyage to the slave colonies of North America.  While touring with her mother Adwoa Kudoto, the award winning and only female master drummer of Ghana, Sena was able to realize the reach of slavery’s tennacles in the new land and saw the Juneteenth Celebration as a means to educate future generations on the horrors and demoralization of slavery. Sena will perform with her Drum Ghana and Dance Ensemble at the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa on Saturday June 15th.

About our Guest:  Sena Kubega is from Cape Coast, Ghana, (West Africa) and has been dancing since she was 7 years old. As a young girl growing up, she always knew what she wanted to do. Growing up she was inspired and encouraged by her mother, an award winning and only female master drummer in Ghana Adwoa Kudoto who travelled throughout the US teaching and performing in Washington, New York, Michigan, Atlanta and California. It was through her experience with her mother that her passion and abilities for drumming and dance blossomed. For her dancing requires one to be able to hear and have a conversation with the drummer. She also teaches drumming. Her motto is, Drum, Dance, Sing, Learn And Have Fun! Sena appreciates the quote: “Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances” ~Maya Angelou~


Guest Links

Drum Ghana and Dance Ensemble https://drumghana.org/

Guest Event links:

June 15, 2019, 10 AM to 6 PM, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 49th Annual Juneteenth Festival in Santa Rosa  https://www.facebook.com/events/876951649363701/



Sunday, June 9, 2019, 2:00 PM, Don’t Blink…it’s Love! LGBTQI Short Films for All Sunday,
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the riots at Stonewall and we are celebrating Us! All the Colors of The Rainbow make their way to the big screen in this fabulous collection of short films. One of them was even nominated for an Oscar! We will be screening six beautiful short films that include the stories of Trans activism, Lesbian parenting, navigation of HIV/AIDS, both Gay and Lesbian comedies and more. Presented by OutWatch Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival and Sonoma County Pride. $10 at the door, facebook.com/events/652960878469735/ Third Street Cinema, 620 3rd St, Santa Rosa.  https://www.gaysonoma.com/2019/06/outwatch-wine-countrys-lgbtqi-film-festival-teams-up-with-sonoma-county-pride-to-present-dont-blink-its-love-short-films-for-all/



June 10, 2019, 2-9 PM, Fundraiser for Peace and Justice Center, Monday, HenHouse – 1333 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma


June 15, 2019, 10 AM to 6 PM, 49th Annual Juneteenth Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park,  Santa Rosa https://www.facebook.com/events/876951649363701/ 


Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin:

The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Ella’s Song sung by Anna Fritz from the album On A High Hill (2016 564490 Records DK)

We Are The Women Betsy Rose and the Womansong Chorus from the album Welcome to the Circle  (Paper Crane Paper )


For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show