la palabra musical
LA PALABRA MUSICAL (The Music of the Word), is Oakland's longest running multi-lingual poetry reading. La Palabra Musical has had many homes, most recently at the César Chávez branch of the Oakland Public Library in the heart of the Fruitvale District. Since the onset of COVID, La Palabra Musical has moved to Zoom. We gather on the 4th Saturday of the month from 3-5 pm. Look for more info and links on Avotcja's Facebook page.
La Palabra Musical (The Music of the Word)
Come take a journey of the mind and spirit with Avotcja, Ras Mo, Tony Aldarondo, and Susana Praver-Pérez, master storytellers through poetry and music. We keep the Caribbean in the house!
AVOTCJA is an award-winning Poet & multi-instrumentalist. She’s a popular Bay Area DJ & Radio Personality, leader of the group “Avotcja & Modúpue", and facilitator of La Palabra Musical (The Music of The Word). Avotcja teaches Creative Writing & Drama & is a proud member of DAMO (Disability Advocates Of Minorities Org.), PEN Oakland, and is an alumni of California Poets In The Schools. Her latest book is WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE (Taurean Horn) Website: Avotcja.org
TONY ALDARONDO has performed music and poetry in venues throughout the San Francisco Bay area, overseas and once while standing up on a Jetblue airplane. He is also an actor and a voice over artist. His first poetry book titled, BIG HEART POET from Humming Word Press is out now! Website: tonyaldarondo.com
SUSANA PRAVER-PÉREZ is a Pushcart-nominated poet and a winner of the San Francisco/Nomadic Press Literary Award (2021). Her work has been widely published in journals and anthologies, and her first full-length collection of poetry, HURRICANES, LOVE AFFAIRS, & OTHER DISASTERS was released by Nomadic Press in June 2021. Website: susanapraverperez.com
RAS MO MOSES is a poet, composer, singer, storyteller , educator & recording artist from the island of Dominica. He uses performing arts for violence prevention, gender & race equality, social justice and community building. He has published three books of poetry and two albums of music. Website: rasmomoses.com
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