04.16.10 | LA CURA DEL ENCANTO : THE CURE OF ENCHANTMENT
A Benefit Extravaganza for CoSMO’s Clinic for the Uninsured
Featuring A Poetry Reading by Martín Espada
Followed by Yerbabuena’s electrifying Puerto Rican Soul Music
This unforgettable night celebrating poetry, music, advocacy and Boricua culture is brought to you by CoSMO, Columbia’s medical student-run free clinic for the uninsured. All proceeds go toward prescription medications for CoSMO’s patients (www.cosmoprimarycare.org).
Martín Espada, “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” is one of the premier poets of the Americas, born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC. A former tenant lawyer, Espada is now a professor of English Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (www.martinespada.net).
Yerbabuena, under the musical direction of Tato Torres, is keeping Puerto Rico’s traditional music (música de raíz, bomba y plena) relevant, alive and con sabor in contemporary New York City for future generations to come (www.myspace.com/yerbabuena).
Co-Sponsored by The President’s and Provost’s Student Event Fund, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dept. of Government & Community Affairs, The Program in Narrative Medicine, Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University, Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase.
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:00pm Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway at 116th Street
All Tickets are $20 General Admission