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LUNADA Literary Lounge @ SFMOMA

Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Monday, November 14, 2016 | 7:30 pm

Featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Kat Evasco, and Camilo y los Robot Ninjas, at the the Koret Education Center. Open Mic sign-up at 7pm

LUNADA will host our November lunar ritual at the SF MOMA with an eclectic line-up of stellar local and visiting artists, including XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO on tour from L.A. celebrating her debut collection of poetry Posada: Offerings of Witness & Refuge. Also featuring writer, stand-up comic, and performing artist KAT EVASCO, and a live musical performance by the quixotic and ever original CAMILO Y LOS ROBOT NINJAS.

OPEN MIC SIGN-UP AT 7:00pm: 8 slots on the list / 5 min. each, featuring first-timers, veteranos, poets, musicians, emcees, and storytellers in English, Spanish, Espanglish, and den sum, under the full moon.

Host & Curator: SANDRA GARCIA RIVERA
$5.00 Admission
In connection with GALERIA DE LA RAZA’s visiting exhibit Remezcla Gráfica / Graphic Remix, advance tickets are highly recommended

LOCATION: SFMOMA
151 Third Street (Two blocks from Montgomery BART station)
Minna St. entrance / btwn. 3rd St. & New Montgomery
Koret Education Center (2nd Fl.) 


Voted by the pueblo as BEST LITERARY NIGHT in the Bay Guardian’s 2016 Best of the Bay Awards, LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, story and open mic. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO is a 2016-2017 Steinbeck Fellow and a former Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee. She has received residencies from Hedgebrook and Ragdale Foundation, and is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. She has work published in Acentos Review, CALYX, crazyhorse, and The James Franco Review among others. A short dramatization of her poem "Our Lady of the Water Gallons," directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño, can be viewed at latinopia.com. Cofounder of Women Who Submit and curator of the reading series HITCHED, and her debut poetry collection Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge, is available via Sundress Publications. https://xochitljulisa.wordpress.com/

KAT EVASCO is a writer, stand up comic, and performing artist living and working in San Francisco. She co-created and co-produced the BAKLA SHOW I & II (2007, 2010), highlighting experiences of the queer Filipino community. She has performed at venues including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts. Evasco is currently touring her autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest. This new work chronicles the coming-out process of a lesbian daughter and a closeted lesbian mother, illustrating how the reclaiming of their sexuality challenges and strengthens their relationship. Mommy Queerest aims to celebrate sexuality, eradicate homophobia and break cycles of abuse. Evasco currently serves as the Chief Dream Director for The Future Project in San Francisco. She currently serves as the Artistic Director of Guerrilla Rep, an independent theater company that aims to break silence and build community by producing and presenting works of theater based on real life. Evasco is a recipient of the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, NextGen Art Professional Development Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.

CAMILO Y LOS ROBOT NINJAS is a modular group of eclectic musicians assembled by whimsical guitarist Camilo Landau. Camilo's quixotic style contrasts mechanical traditional musical forms with the spirituality and fluidity of improvisation. CAMILO LANDAU is a musician with a lifetime of experience under his belt. He began learning the guitar and Cuban tres at the age of twelve from his uncle, Grammy-nominated record producer Greg Landau. By the age of sixteen, Camilo had performed alongside Carlos Santana, and went on to continue his musical studies in Cuba and Nicaragua. Returning to the University of Santa Cruz for his undergraduate studies, he founded post-Latin group Carne Cruda, which has remained active for over fifteen years. Over the years, Camilo has performed alongside such household names as Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Stevie Wonder, and countless others. In 2008, he and Greg Landau founded Round Whirled Records, and the two have dozens of records on their resumes.

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