Poetry: Tusiata Avia, Toni Blackman, Moe Clark, Natalie Diaz, Baba Israel, Noel Quiñones, Terisa Siagatonu, Elisabet Velasquez, Tanaya Winder, G Yamazawa, and Gustavo Zapoteco
Music: Fernando A. Ferrer Cruz, Grupo Rebolu, Harana Kings, Jomion & The Uklos, and William Prince
MC: Baba Israel
An impressive lineup of artist-activists convene to explore the far-reaching social, political, and expressive powers of oral tradition. Here, wordsmiths share the stage with musicians to uncover how poetry, song, and storytelling can unleash personal truths, construct identity, and fundamentally alter historic narratives.
La Casita is curated by Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho, consultant; C. Daniel Dawson, arts and media consultant; LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, writer, vocalist, sound artist and curator; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; Cady Gierke, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; and Rich Villar.
Gustavo Zapoteco is grateful for the support provided by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Consulate General of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.
Tusiata Avia is grateful for the support provided by Creative New Zealand.
American Sign Language interpretation provided.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm Teatro Pregones