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SummerStage and Nuyorican Poets Cafe celebrate National Poetry Month
In association with New York Music Month Extended Play, an initiative of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Entertainment

Thursday, April 22, 2021

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Airing on, SummerStage YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, SummerStage will partner with longtime collaborator Nuyorican Poets Cafe, showcasing New York City poets Caridad de la Luz, reg e gaines, J.F. Seary, Advocate of Wordz, Helena D. Lewis, Suzen Baraka, Ramya Ramana, Carlos Andrés Gómez, plus Darian Dauchan who will be performing with a loop station. Percussionist Chembo Corniel performs a conga solo, and jazz vocalist Rome Neal will be accompanied by Andre Chez Lewis (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and Chembo Corniel (congas). The performances will be recorded both live from The Sultan Room in Brooklyn and remotely.

We’ll also pay tribute to Nuyorican Poets Café co-founder Miguel Algarín and Craig “muMs” Grant, a poet, actor, and playwright who frequently graced the cafe’s stage and SummerStage.

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