MamaKoatl, Maria Loreto, & Nina Serrano
Celebrating International Women's Month La Peña Cultural Center Presents Mujer, te han crecido las ideas / Woman, your ideas are on the rise, Women's Revolution in Latin American Song & Poetry. A dazzling collaboration with singers MamaKoatl & Maria Loreto and poet Nina Serrano. Three outstanding Bay Area voices join forces to commemorate the International Women's Month and to pay tribute to the woman of the world, guardian and creator of the human hope. La Peña is proud to present this rare opportunity to enjoy a collaboration that fused together the styles, voices and work of creative and independent local women artists.
MamaKoatl is a San Francisco-based Poet, Songstress, Kurandera and ARTivist. Her song and poetry are invitations to heal our earth, to renew our human spirit. Her debut album Border Crossing Diosa is a historical document of poetry, prayer and protest. Mamakoatl began singing and playing the guitar in high school in Mexico.
Chilean vocalist Maria Loreto was born in the town of Temuco, the cultural center of the Mapuche people who successfully resisted the European invasion and maintained independent control of their territory for over 300 years. Maria Loreto began performing when she was five and was an accomplished guitarist at 10. The Mapuche culture influenced the young musician, who learned to play instruments such as the trompe, pifilkas, cascahuillas, cultxrun, and txrutxruka.
A poet, writer, storyteller, and independent media producer, Nina Serrano lives in Oakland. She is the author of Heartsongs: The Collected Poems of Nina Serrano (1980) and Pass it on!: How to start your own senior storytelling program in the schools (Stagebridge). Her poems are widely anthologized, including the literary anthology, Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Writers from California (Heyday Books), and three anthologies of peace poems edited by Mary Rudge from Estuary Press.
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