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Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry w/ Catalina Maria Johnson

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Date(s) - 09/22/2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rainbow Cafe


CARBONDALE, IL- Southern Illinois Culture & Arts in Bilingual Education (SI CABE) is partnering with Rainbow Cafe to host a lively, interactive presentation for youth and families that includes video, rich discussion, and lots of musical enjoyment! Catalina Maria Johnson makes a strong case for hip-hop by Latino and indigenous artists from the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking Americas as a form of contemporary poetry.,

“This is the fourth time we have welcomed Catalina back to Carobndale to share this lively and intriguing presentation on Latinx music culture, and we are extra excited to host her in a new venue at the Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ & Youth Center, to share authentic culture and language with new audiences.”

The presentation, “Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry” will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Rainbow Cafe & LGBTQ Youth Center, 118 N Illinois Ave in Carbondale, from 6:00-7:00.

This discussion kicks off an event-filled Latinx Month weekend in southern Illinois, that includes the second annual Sangria Fest at Alto Vineyards, 8515 IL-127, Alto Pass, on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, and later that same evening from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, the Off The Rails free community concert series in downtown Carbondale.

The event will be co-produced by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, which invites Illinois authors, artists and educators to share their expertise and enthusiasm with people throughout the state, enabling local nonprofit organizations to present free-admission cultural programs to their communities.

SI CABE founded in 2011 works to build the capacity of bilingual educators, artists, musicians, and activists, to identify local talent, and to share authentic cultural experiences in the arts.

Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement.

The event is free and open to all audiences. For more information, please visit or contact Yahaira Heller at

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