Latino Spoken Word Poet David A. Romero at UMFK

October 2015 By Laney_Edits

 

FORT KENT, Maine - As seen on Russell Simmons' All Def Digital, Latino spoken word artist David A. Romero travels from Los Angeles, California to perform poetry and share his stories about food, family, social justice issues and Latin culture at UMFK's Fox Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In a show that combines performance poetry, personal testimony, and politically-charged commentary, with a slideshow featuring images from history, current events, and Romero's own life experiences, Romero moves crowds to laugh hysterically, think critically, feel hungry, cry tears of joy or sorrow, and raise their fists in protest.

 

David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, California. Romero is the second poet to be featured on All Def Digital, a YouTube channel from Russell Simmons. Romero has opened for Latin Grammy winning bands Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia. Romero's work has been published alongside poet laureates Luis J. Rodriguez, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguia, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Romero has won the Uptown Slam at the historic Green Mill in Chicago; the birthplace of slam poetry.

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