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Salon #57 - The Gifts of Radical Love: Love for the People, Love for the Planet, Love for the Children of the Future

February 10, 2024


Featuring Guadalupe Urbina and Annie Finch. With Maria Suarez and Genevieve Vaughan. Moderated by Letecia Layson.

Guadalupe Urbina is well known for her work as a singer and composer, but as a researcher of the oral tradition of her region but has ventured into painting, children's stories and poetry as an extension of her musicality.

She has four books published; Benito, Pánfila and the Garrobero Dog, Editorial Costa Rica Cosmovisiones 2002. Al Menudeo, Editorial Horas y Horas, Madrid 2003. Words of a Long Night, Uruk Editores (poetry book), Costa Rica 2015 and Tales of the Madremonte, Editorial Costa Rica in the 2017.

Guadalupe has a name built with her own effort and has performed on various stages in the three Americas, Europe and Central Africa, from the Círculo de Bellas Artes to the Centro Cultural de la Villa in Madrid, the Hot Brass and the Maison de l`Amerique Latine in Paris, the Demba Diop Stadium in Senegal, Biarritz Film Festival, One Woman Show in New York, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in Canada o the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico. And many theaters, squares, streets, community halls, cafes and World Music festivals.

She has recorded ten albums and her music appears on collections from various labels such as Putumayo Records, Rough Guides Music, and Culture Records.

Annie Finch is an American poet, critic, editor, translator, playwright, and performer and the editor of the first major anthology of literature about abortion. Her poetry is known for its often incantatory use of rhythm, meter, and poetic form and for its themes of feminism, witchcraft, goddesses, and earth-based spirituality. Her books include The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells, Spells: New and Selected Poems, The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self, A Poet’s Craft, Calendars, and Among the Goddesses.

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