• Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • From 6:23 PM to 6:46 PM
  • Free (Donations are Welcome!)
  • Live on MCCLA’s Facebook and Youtube

Poetry will be in spanish, la poesía será en español.

La belleza en palabras!!

23 Minutos + con Adrián (23 minutes with Adrian) is a project that brings poetry to your home, in an easy and interactive way, with great artists of the word such as, Kata Miletich, Jorge Argueta, John Santos, Yamily Yunis, Every Thursday we will have a different poet, sharing a different style, besides listening to poetry you will be able to interact with them!


September 3 – Kata Miletich

For the past 13 years Kata has been immersed in the fertile Bay Area music scene as the lyricist and voice of LoCura. She has collaborated and recorded with local artists Bang Data, Inspector Gadje, DJ Izzywise & La Misa Negra as well as being an integral member of Bay Area musical collective Istanbul Connection.

Reflecting her own experience of growing up Spanish-American in Spain, Italy and California, her lyrics push the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. It is this cross-cultural upbringing & her community in the Bay that moves her to speak and sing on issues of migration, hope, and the inherent potential in all of us. When she’s not on stage rocking the mic, you will find her in the kitchen.

September 10 – Jorge Argueta

Jorge Argueta is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge Argueta has returned to El Salvador and has founded The Library of Dreams, a project to promote reading among children.

September 17 – John Santos

Far more than a master percussionist, internationally renowned multi-Grammy-nominated San Francisco native, John Santos, is a
prolific Afro-Latin bandleader, composer, teacher, writer, producer, and cultural activist with a musical career of over 50
years in the Bay Area! He has worked with acknowledged masters including Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Bebo Valdés, and Eddie Palmieri. Mr. Santos is on the faculty of SF State University, the College of San Mateo, and the California Jazz Conservatory.

His latest CD, Art of the Descarga, was just released (August 7th ) on the Smithsonian/Folkways label.

September 24 – Yamily Yunis

Name: Yamily or Ave or Yeimi or Yam or Yaya or Flaquita
Age: 200,000 years or so
Address: Planet Earth, third of the Solar System
State: Solid, liquid, Gaseous and Others
Studies: Natural, Artificial and Primordial
Languages: Silence, laugh, cry, gasp, naked cry and others
Professional Experience: Juggler in the different scenarios of my planet

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