Nelson Denis reminds us that today, September 12, is the birthday of Puerto Rican nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos. The Nuyorican Poets Café will celebrate his birthday with a program including music, dub poetry, and other cultural happenings, from 9:00pm until midnight with the participation of Chilo (Poet, MC, and founding member of El Grito de Poetas); Noel Q (writer, poet, teacher, and poetry slam legend); La Bruja (multi-talented actress, poet and lyricist); and Nelson Denis (author of War against All Puerto Ricans).
The Nuyorican Poets Café is located at 236 East 3rd Street in New York, New York.
Description (from original post): It is time to honor El Maestro. Tonight the Puerto Rican community will gather at the Nuyorican Poets Café, to remember and give honor to Don Pedro. From 9 pm till midnight, the program will recognize and respect the legacy of Puerto Rico’s great liberator, who dedicated his entire life to the independence of Puerto Rico.
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