I Know We Can!!!, Solid As A Rock (Dura Como Una Piedra), My Last Will and Testament.

Author:Avotcja
Position::Poem
 
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Avotcja has been published in English & Spanish in the USA, Mexico & Europe, and in more Anthologies than she remembers. She's also a popular DeeJay at both KPOO in San Francisco & KPFA in Berkeley, California and has been at both stations for more than 40 years. She is an award-winning poet and multi-instrumentalist who has opened for Betty Carter in New York City, Peru's Susana Baca at San Francisco's Encuentro Popular & Cuba's Gema y Pavel, played with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Bobi & Luis Cespedes, John Handy, Sonido Afro-Latina, Dimensions Dance Theater, Black Poets With Attitudes, Bombarengue, Nikki Giovanni, Los Angeles' Build An Ark, Dwight Trible, Diamano Coura West African Dance Co., Terry Garthwaite, Big Black, The Bay Area Blues Society & Caribbean Etc. Shared stages with Sonia Sanchez, Piri Thomas, Janice Mirikitani, Diane DiPrima, Michael Franti, Jayne Cortez, & with Jose Montoya's Royal Chicano Air Force & is a Bay Area icon with her award winning group Avotcja & Modupue. Avotcja was the opening act for the legendary Poet Pat Parker the last three years of her life. She both composed & performed the film score for the Danish documentary MuNu. Her Poetry &/or music has been recorded by Piri Thomas, Famadou Don Moye (of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago), Bobby Matos Latin Jazz Ensemble, & performed by The Purple Moon Dance Project, and was the 1st Poetry performed by New York's Dance Mobile. She's appeared at The Lorraine Hansberry Theater in S. F., The Asian-American Jazz Festival in Chicago, The San Jose Jazz Festival, and Oakland's Malcolm X Jazz Festival as well as The Asian-American Jazz Festival in San Francisco. She's been featured 5 times at Afro-Solo, twice at San Francisco's Carnival, The Scottish Rite Temple & Yoshi's in Oakland, Jose Castellar's play "Man From San Juan", Club Le Montmartre in Copenhagen Denmark, Stanford University, at San Francisco's Brava Theater For The Arts with Cine Accion, New York's Henry Street Settlement Theater, Vantile Whitfield's Studio One Theater in Los Angeles, and The Women On The Way Festival in San Francisco. Avotcja is a popular Bay Area DJ & Radio Personality, and the founder/Director of "The Clean Scene Theater Project (AKA) Proyecto Teatral De La Escena Sobria". She continues to teach Creative Writing, Storytelling & Drama in Public Schools & thanks to the California Arts Council she was also an Artist in Residence at the Milestones Project & the Penal System. Avotcja is a proud & active...

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