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Saturday, May 5 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
KabuMerikanas: Women in Cape Verdean American Culture LIMITED

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While exploring Cape Verdean poetry and music, this program will speak directly to the impact of Cape Verdean culture and heritage on the lives of three women of Cape Verdean descent.  One was born in Cabo Verde with strong transnational ties to her homeland, having traveled to Cabo Verde many times with her parents since her arrival in the U.S. at age 5.  Her upbringing in both cultures has affected her artistry in significant ways.  The other two presenters are 2nd generation American-born and were raised experiencing various degrees of Cape Verdean culture in their households and communities. These three perspectives of Cape Verdean cultural background come together to help paint a picture of Cape Verdean sensibility from varied experiences.  The presentation will draw on original poetry and song by the participants, as well as works by other Cape Verdean poets, vocal artists, and composers (focusing on women).

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Candida Rose Baptista

Vocalist/Educator, Golden Rose Music
I am a 2nd generation, American-born, Cape Verdean. I am a vocalist/entertainer and educator. I am a 2017 graduate from UMASS Boston with a Master’s Degree in Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies. It is my mission to share my cultural heritage and experience with as many... Read More →

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Jarita Davis

Jarita Davis is a poet and fiction writer with a B.A. in classics from Brown University and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She was the writer in residence at the Nantucket Historical Association and has received fellowships... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Skylark Room

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