Monday, May 20, 2013

MACONDO: Poetry & Peace from QC to Colombia (posting a bit late)


MOV Fest, in cooperation with World Poetry Movement, presents MACONDO: Poetry & Peace from QC to Colombia on May 14, 2013, 6:30-10 pm at Primero Casa Filipino, 26 Scout Torillo cor. Scout Fernandez Streets, Timog, Quezon City.

The event's done. I'm posting a bit late. Been up to all sorts of things, like baking, eating and baking... Oh man, gotta get this under control!

From Kalatas, the official publication of the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL):

The night will feature some of the country’s poets and musicians like Aldrin Pentero, Andrea Duerme, Anne Carly Abad, Butch Bandillo, Che Sarigumba, Dakila Cutab, Dave Buenviaje, Diwa De Leon, Gemino Abad, Jam Perez, Jeff Pagaduan, Joey Baquiran, Joel Pablo Salud, Joel Toledo, Karl Orit, Khavn De La Cruz, Loaf Fonte, Lourd De Veyra, Marne Kilates, Marra Lanot, Mikael Co, Neal Imperial, Pete Lacaba, RR Cagalingan, Siege Malvar, Totel De Jesus, Rafael San Diego, and Yvette Perez.

MACONDO is an expression of solidarity with the peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) being carried out in Havana, Cuba. Through the joint effort of the World Poetry Movement and Word in the World, at least 200 poetry readings and art activities have been organized in 117 cities from 63 countries.
Over 850 poets, artists, intellectuals and scientists from 139 nations signed a statement supporting this global campaign, which began last February, created from the efforts of world poetry to help solve some of the deepest humanitarian crises of our time, war, the deterioration of the lives of people and nature, and the material and cultural poverty of millions of human beings.
The World Poetry Movement seeks to sensitize humanity regarding the dangers that threaten all forms of life on Earth, the need to build a process of spiritual unity in the world, and the urgency of global peace with social justice, in dignity, beauty and the splendor of existence.
More Information from the World Poetry Movement Website.

Here are some photos from the event c/o Sir Joel Pablo Salud, who has a new book out by the way. It's entitled "The Distance of Rhymes and Other Tragedies"

New Book! Gotta get my hands on this...

and onto the actual photos...

The Poster

Poets Pete Lacaba and Marra Lanot.
Joel Toledo

Gemino Abad
Yvette Perez
Rafael San Diego

Dakila Cutab
Pete Lacaba
Che Sarigumba
Dakila and Ralph Lorenz Fonte
Joel Pablo Salud
Anne Carly Abad aka "Lil 'ol Me"
Jam Perez
Khavn De La Cruz

Diwa de Leon & JP Hernande

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