SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Poet AMIRI BARAKA honored at this year's celebration!
We are thrilled to join forces once again with Lincoln Center Out of Doors' LA CASITA.
One of our most popular free outdoor events, this dynamic celebration provides a fun summer afternoon of performances, a live preview of Pregones/PRTT's upcoming season and much more!
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 sensibilities 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.
Sunday August 3, 2014 • 12noon to 8pm
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Poets: Jennifer Celestin, Louise Sky Dancer Halfe, Jamaal May, Tony Medina, Lenelle Moïse, Jessica Care Moore, Taqralik Partridge, Ramya Ramana, and Frank X Walker
Music: Acardenchados, Arooj Aftab, Soni Moreno, Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández, Ologundê, and Orquesta SCC
MC: Baba Israel
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La Casita is produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management.
This program is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NYC Council. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
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