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Published On: Thu, Jan 15th, 2015

‘PaPo Swiggity’, cofounder of Capicu Culture, interviewed as part of Puerto Rican Renaissance in NYC

Papo Hosting the Capicu Open Mic

Award-winning cultural worker, poet and master of ceremonies Juan Papo Santiago (more commonly known by his stage name, PaPo Swiggity) was interviewed by Marixsa Rodriguez of the Center For Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College as part of an article about the Puerto Rican Renaissance of arts, culture, and education in New York City.  Also showcased in the interview are Tato Torres speaking on La Marqueta in East Harlem, and Libertad Guerra of The Loisaida Center.  PaPo speaks about his journeys with the grassroots institutions he’s helped developed in Brooklyn, Capicu Culture as an event production project and ‪#‎LaSopaNYC‬: The School of Poetic Arts, a series of educational arts workshops which for the last year has been housed at Boricua College’s Graham Avenue campus in Bushwick.
“I wanted Capicu to be the place, not only where these artists hold their mic, but where they learned how to publish their work, and how to become better artists”.
Full article here:

‘PaPo Swiggity’, cofounder of Capicu Culture, interviewed as part of Puerto Rican Renaissance in NYC