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First blurb for Everyday Chica, Music and More–spoken word CD

March 30, 2011

I’m over the moon with this beautiful blurb by poet Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán:


Poignant and polished, Everyday Chica, Music and More explores what it means to be exile’s daughter, to work within and against traditions, and carve out spaces of resistance, wholeness, and integrity. Peeling back layers of gender, racial, and class oppression, Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés situates her story within that of her family and people, and in so doing answers a call issued forth from the generations before her. The llamada echoes across lugares and gentes, from Cuba to Jersey and Florida, a succession of women and men, laboring and loving, struggling—making song, sowing sisterhood. An important contribution to womanist literatures, poetically building on the traditions and interventions of a generation of mujeres, from This Bridge Called My Back to Caribbean women writers such as Aurora Levins Morales and Gamba Adisa/Audre Lorde, Everyday Chica, Music and More is an intimate gift, the story of a life, of many lives, honored through sweat and song. —Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, author of Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking


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