Published On: Sun, Apr 20th, 2008

Special Radio Capicu Tribute To Piri Thomas

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As many of you may already know, Author Piri Thomas recently suffered a stroke and is currently doing well in recovery. We had an opportunity just before this happened to have him as a guest of the Capicu Poetry show so that we could pay tribute to him via performances by many people he inspired. At the end of the night, he blessed us with his words and made the night unforgettable.

Now we have an opportunity to inspire him and lift his spirits with our words. Over the past few weeks we have received many emails and phone calls to our Capicu Community Hot line of people wishing Piri well. We are going to make this available to Piri in CD format.

We are going to host a tribute to Piri Thomas on Radio Capicu this Wednesday April 23rd. We will be sharing some of Piri’s work, reflecting on his legacy and taking your calls so that your words can help him in the healing process.

The show will run 2 hours and all calls taken will be live.

This will be the last opportunity to be included in this “audio” get well card. We want to make sure he gets it before his 80th Birthday.

To Tune in to the show…


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Again the details for calling in to the show are….
Date: Wednesday April 23rd, 2008
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00pm (eastern standard time)
Call-in Number: (646) 716-7745

Show description: Hosted by The Urban Jibaro & The Guy, this show will be dedicated to Nuyorican legend Piri Thomas, author of “Down These Mean Streets”. We will revisit his legacy, listen to his words and share stories of inspiration in the hope that our listeners and his fans can lift his spirits as he recovers from a stroke.

If his words ever touched you…spend this time sharing your voice with him.

Special guest hosts: Papo Swiggity & Latyn Jazz

Contact Info ;
Phone:(208) 723-5966 (Community Hotline)
City/Town:Brooklyn, NY

Special Radio Capicu Tribute To Piri Thomas