An event to celebrate the centenary of the renowned Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), with a performance of Burgos’s poetry set to original music by the Puerto Rican musician Alberto Carrión. Carrión will also participate in a question and answer session about his composition process and his relationship to Burgos’ poetry. Simultaneous translation to English will be provided.
Julia de Burgos has been recognized as one of the most important voices of the Latin American avant-garde, and is also a foundational figure in feminist and African Puerto Rican writing. Alberto Carrión is one of the most well known Puerto Rican composers and singers from the seventies, and he has previously set to music the poetry of Luis Palés Matos. His CD on Julia de Burgos is being launched this coming March. This event will recognize and celebrate the contributions of one of Latin America’s greatest poets of the twentieth century to the Latin American canon.
Sponsored by Romance Languages, the Center for the Study of Women in Society Women of Color Project, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, LAS, OHC, CAS, and English.