Episode 21: Black History Month with writer and musician Freddy Macha

Sound engineer: Oscar Pérez.

In this episode, we did a mini tribute to Victoria Santa Cruz and his brother Nicomedes Santa Cruz by bringing to live their most iconic poems. Victoria’s Me gritaron negra (They shout black at me) and Nicomedes’ Black Rhythms from Peru; performed by poet and musician from Tanzania Freddy Macha.

Mentioned in this episode:

Victoria Santa Cruz’s poem Me gritaron negra / They shout black at me

Nicomedes Santa Cruz’s poem

Freddy Macha’s website

The Last Poets

Gil Scott Heron

A glimpse into the making of this episode…

Victoria Santa Cruz performing Me Gritaron Negra

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