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Radio Lorca Marathon, June 4-5

All of New York is celebrating the birthday of Federico García Lorca on this day as part of the big season-long festival honoring the writer's life and work. Clocktower Radio has been recording and posting the events and on June 4-5 we will run them all, plus many surprises, music, readings, historic recordings...

The Radio Lorca series documents Lorca in New York: A Celebration (April 5-July 21, 2013), the largest-ever festival in North America celebrating the work of acclaimed Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. Presented by Fundación Federico García with support from Acción Cultural Española, it is anchored in the premiere of Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca/ Poet in New York at The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (April 5-July 20) – an exhibition bringing together for the first time manuscripts, drawings, letters, and photos Lorca generated during his brief but prolific stay in New York (1929-1930). With more than two dozen events throughout Manhattan, the festival marks the first time in more than 25 years that the city pays tribute to Lorca on a grand scale. For a complete schedule of events, visit:

Lorca Extravaganza: Bob Holman, La Bruja, & Simply Rob

A musical, theatrical spoken word celebration and interpretation of Lorca’s writings and favorite Flamenco, Sevillana and Tango songs performed by some of America’s leading spoken word artists, including Bob Holman, La Bruja, Simply Rob, and Los Gitanos Juveniles. Hosted at the Bowery Poetry Club on April 7, 2013. Musical accompaniments by Anthony Carrillo (Lead Percussion), Raphael Cuascut (Percussion), Angel Rodriguez, Sr. (Palmas/Percussion), Julio Rodriguez (Spanish Background Guitar), Mario Rodriguez, (Spanish Lead Guitar), and Alex La Salle (Percussion/Background Vocals). Produced by Bowery Arts+Science and Fundación Federico García Lorca with the support of Acción Cultural Española.