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Noche de Poesía Afro-Colombiana event held virtually for UAB students

  • December 14, 2020
Five award-winning Afro-Colombian poets read their work and dialogued with UAB students as part of Prof. John Maddox's "Music and the African Diaspora in Latin America" class.

Five award-winning Afro-Colombian poets read their work and dialogued with UAB students as part of Prof. John Maddox's "Music and the African Diaspora in Latin America" class. The event was a collaboration with Prof. Graciela Maglia of Penn State University, who was a dynamic discussant. UAB student D'Vonn Wilcher started the night with a poem by the great Jorge Artel. UAB students dialogued in Spanish with the internationally renowned speakers. Pedro Blas Julio Romero, Ashanti Dinah Orozco Herrera, Ruth Patricia Diago, Luisa Isabel Villa Meriño, and Mary Grueso Romero made the evening unforgettable with their poems about music, love, history, religion, and black identity.

Watch the full event recording here.