Africa Now! June 10, 2015
Topics and Guests: Afro-Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón; Musician Activist Femi Kuti; and DC Caribbean Filmfest. Africa Now! continues to commemorate Caribbean Heritage Month in June we want to spotlight Afro-Cuban poet, critic and essayist Nancy Morejón. Ms. Nancy Morejón most widely translated woman poet of post-revolutionary Cuba. Recently Nancy Morejón was in Washington, DC and made a couple of presentations at Busboys and Poets. Africa Now! features a short clip of her talk in which she discusses the relationship between Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer Nicolás Guillén and Langston Hughes.
A major event part of celebration is Caribbean American Heritage Month. the DC Caribbean Filmfest. From June 12 – 14, in its 15th year, the DC Caribbean Filmfest will be showing films that display the diversity of the Caribbean. There films from all over the Caribbean: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the U.S. Joining Africa Now! to discuss the Caribbean American Heritage Month and the 15th DC Caribbean Filmfest is Ms. Patricia Moran of Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI). Just as his father Fela Kuti, Femi has continued to speak truth to power through music. Mr. Femi Kuti is a renowned musician in his own right and just as his famous father Fela, he also uses cultural as critical consciousness. We the pleasure to have musician activist Femi Kuti on Africa Now! today.
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