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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Culture Bully: Interview with Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria

Kyle aka El Guante, is a spoken word/ rap artist that not too recently relocated himself from Madison, Wisconsin. Not only is he an amazing poet full with energy other poets envy, he also raps and teaches poetry at school as well writes for blogs, is on the MN slam team etc etc. The man is talented and he interviewed me, here is a little excerpt:

"I get the feeling that a lot of people still don’t realize that the Twin Cities spoken-word scene is one of the strongest in the country—from our arts programs to our organizations to our slam teams to our youth—Minneapolis and St. Paul are doing some amazing work (Full disclosure: I’m the 2008 Minneapolis poetry slam champ and work with some of these great organizations… but you can trust me!). Highlighting this scene is quite a challenge—so many talented artists are doing so many different things all the time.

For me, however, a good place to start is Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria. One of the scene’s most respected writers and performers, Rodrigo has released an album, Desconocidos, and, along with his collective Palabristas, a book, Outside the Lines. He also runs a monthly open mic at El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul, and can be found performing all over the Twin Cities".

To read the rest of interesting interview (must read!) follow the link Culture Bully Interview.

Check it out, check him out and spread the word! Thanks Kyle! Your Words are Much Appreciated!

P.S. you all have a good time off, i am about to splurge on some pavo, potato salad, lomo saltado y asado. Pepto Bismol here i come!

Remember Open Mic This Saturday!

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