18 January 2017

Enmanuel Candelario – Protest Poetry and the Legacy of MLK

In this episode I speak with Enmanuel Candelario, a writer, performer and recording artist with The Peace Poets, a collective of artists from the Bronx, NY. Since 2005 The Peace Poets have celebrated, examined and advocated for life through music and poetry, with a stylistic emphasis on lyricism, rhythm and authenticity. In 2014, their song “I Can’t Breath” in memory of Eric Garner received national attention, being sung as a form of protest by activists, artists and celebrities.

This week I talk with Enmanuel about the action his participating to close Guantanamo Bay Prison, and how this work and his protest poetry and music are connected to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You can find more information about Enmanuel Candelario and The Peace Poets at http://thepeacepoets.com

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