Published On: Sun, Dec 14th, 2014

The Army of Lit Angels Debuts At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe This Friday.

The Army of Lit Angels, a poetry show based on master poet Miguel Algarin’s Nuyorican Angels chapter to debut as the first original production of Capicu Cultural Showcase’s School of Poetic Arts at the iconic Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

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Literary Angels- or “Lit Angels”- started out as a writing assignment at#LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts. Author/Educator Rich Villar asked our students to write Persona Poems in the spirit of master poet Miguel Algarins “Nuyorican Angels” chapter from his book, Love Is Hard Work.

The beauty of the poems that came out of the class was so rare, that we thought we would honor the idea with its own live event where our students and special guests will share poems about the human- and superhuman! condition! We found it only appropriate to host the show at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe!

++PLUS++! This event serves as our current La Sopa recognition ceremony for Fall 2014, which include seasoned and emerging poets living in New York City and New Jersey!

Our Performers for #LitAngels Include:

★ Little Sheba
★ Poetic Solo
★ JoAnn DeLuna
★ Skye Cabrera
★ Tony Polanco-Bethancourt
★ Neo-Literato
★ Anthony Morales
★ Ol Cyrus
★ Gigi Valencia
★ Nessa Va
★ Ricardo Hernandez

Capicu Culture & La Sopa present:
An Army of Lit Angels

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Hosted by PaPo Swiggity & Jani Rose

Friday December 19th at 7 PM
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St
Loisaida, NY 10009
b/t Avenue B & Avenue C


Tickets are $10


By Subway: F train to Second Avenue

1656146_10100584107525894_1476730087_nArts + Education = a win/win, and THAT’s #CAPICUCULTURE!

After nearly 7 years of producing some of the top cultural events in NYC – Capicu Cultural Showcase unveiled details of their latest project “The Capicu School of Poetic Arts” (La SoPA). This educational workshop series for ages 17 & up was born from the need for a communal space dedicated to the development of artistic skills that allow artists  to express themselves creatively while learning core principles that foster the longevity of their crafts. The series will be taught by some of NYC’s most seasoned teaching artists.

Led by Capicu Culture’s Award Winning Creative Director Juan “Papo Swiggity” Santiago and incorporating #LaSopa cofounder and #TeamCapicu member  Jani Rose along with legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Team coach and #TeamCapicu member Keith Roach, La SoPA is a movement to nourish our generation of writers and performance poets of color and our friends in New York City and the surrounding areas.

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The Army of Lit Angels Debuts At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe This Friday.