Saturday, February 14, 2009

PRSUN Radio: 'On the Stand' with poet Americo Casiano Jr.

PRSUN Radio chats with poet Americo Casiano Jr. at 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, at

A little about Casiano:

Americo Casiano Jr. is one of the original Nuyorican poets and a key founding activist for the Nuyorican arts movement. He has promoted, produced and coordinated numerous readings and performance series for key arts and cultural organizations in New York City. Among them: El Taller/galleria Boricua (The Puerto Rican Workshop, Inc.), El Museo Del Barrio, Inc., New Rican Village, Inc. the Bronx Council on the Arts and the NuyoRican School Original Poetry Jazz Ensemble, Inc.

A 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow, he is also the author of "On the Stand," a poetry book.

Casiano is also the founder and artistic director of NuyoRican School Poetry Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble blends the use of the written verse with contemporary jazz/Latin jazz. It maintains two distinct versions: a traveling theatre ensemble and a performance concert ensemble.

During the show, Casiano will treat listeners with a poetry reading.

Remember to tune in

Casiano's "On the Stand" is available at the PRSUN aStore:

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