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La Casita Poetry: 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 de la Rosa, Ologundê, and Orquesta SCC, MC: Baba Israel


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August 2, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 40 Lincoln Center Plaza | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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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 consciencia, experimental Mexican vocal music, folk-jazz reinventions of Pakistani qawwali, Afro-Bahia music and dance, and inspired Native American song.

La Casita is produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management.La Casita is curated by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; 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; Shawn Termin, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; and Rich Villar, Acentos Foundation.

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