Lines & Lyrics with a Latin Flavor

August 20, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Jessie Square
736 Mission Street

Free

Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Litquake.

Featuring four local writers and music by La Gente, a Bay Area-based international recording group led by Colombian/Nicaraguan San Francisco born singer-songwriter Rafael Sarria. The group has created its own unique multi-lingual blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, salsa, reggaeton and world music.

Part of the Lines & Lyrics Series. Words and music in Jessie Square from up-and-coming local poets, writers, songwriters, and musicians.

About the Authors

Brenda Montano is a Raza Studies and journalism student at SFSU. Her work has been published in the bilingual newspaper El Tecolote and Flies, Cockroaches and Poets, a journal of the Chican@ Writers and Artists Association at Fresno State.

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador. At the age of nine he immigrated to the “Yunaited Estais.” His chapbook, Nine Immigrant Years, is the winner of the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts Contest.

Javier O. Huerta is the author of American Copia: An Immigrant Epic (Arte Público Press 2012) and is currently a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Raina J. León has been published in numerous publications, including her book, Canticle of Idols, and forthcoming book, Boogeyman Dawn. She also is a founding editor of The Acentos Review.

 

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