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

FREE

Sunday, July 31, 2016

  • 12:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

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Venue Accessibility

  • American Sign Language interpretation provided.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

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; Cady Gierke, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; 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.