La Casita | Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:00 PM

Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Poetry: Jennifer Celestin, Louise Sky Dancer Halfe, Jamaal May, Tony Medina, Lenelle Moïse, jessica Care moore, Taqralik Partridge, and Frank X Walker

Music: Acardenchados, Arooj Aftab, Soni Moreno, Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández, Ologundê, and Orquesta SCC

MC: Baba Israel

This year’s gathering honors Amiri Baraka—poet, musician, activist philosopher, provocative theorist—with words and sounds that reflect the late writer’s pan-diasporic sensibilties and progressive challenges to the status quo. In this day-long celebration, Affrilachian masters, youth poet laureates, hip-hop freestylers, and other writers devoted to story and verse join explosive flamenco, salsa con conciencia, experimental Mexican vocal music, folk-jazz reinventions of Pakistani qawwali, Afro-Bahia music and dance, and inspired Native American song.

Posted on July 31, 2014 in Archive

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