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Cuba Travel and Travails

by Dee Andrews

Cuba Travel and Travails

Image by Paul S. Flores, Licensed through Creative Commons

Paul S. Flores is a poet, educator, promoter, producer and ambassador of Spoken Word from San Francisco, CA. Spoken Word poetry is the current manifestation of the oral tradition beginning with the griot in Africa and climbing through centuries to arrive at our current post Hip-Hop literary context. As co-founder of Youth Speaks, Flores has been part of the massive worldwide movement of Spoken Word and Poetry Slam, connecting hundreds of thousands of performance poets through Brave New Voices: The (Inter)National Youth Poetry Slam Festival, as seen on HBO. In May 2012, Paul traveled to Havana, Cuba to participate in the 16th Havana International Poetry Festival as part of a contingent representing North American Spoken Word poetry

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