Lemon Andersen,Tony Award-winning poet, talks about survival and Broadway

Welcome to Cafecito!  Each week we will have a lively, candid conversation with prominent Latinos who shape our community – artists, politicians, actors, achievers and thinkers. Set at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, we will have a relaxed conversation over a cafecito about their personal and professional lives as Latinos in America.

This week on Cafecito…Tony Award-winning poet and spoken-word performance artist, Lemon Andersen, joins us to discuss his tumultuous career. Self-educated and emerging from a poverty-stricken background, Lemon overcame the odds and brought his talents to Broadway and beyond. He is currently working on a musical called “Toast” and is also the subject of the documentary www.lemonthemovie.com  which will air  on October 19th  on the PBS series, VOCES.

Credits:

Feliciano Garcia-         Producer/Host

Martin Garcia Flores- Producer/Host

Peddy Uval                  -Editor

Javier Garcia              -Camera/Asst. Editor

Julie Kim                     -Camera/Asst. Editor

Mike Tomczyk            -Camera

Julian Lynch               -Camera

Frank Puma                -Audio

Steven Diaz                  -Intern

Sylvia Cipra                 -Intern

Brian Caraveo             -Intern

Mayra Escamilla        -Intern

Special Thanks to The Nuyorican Poet’s Café and Rossy’s Bakery

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