WELCOME TO RED SUGARCANE PRESS

RED SUGARCANE PRESS is an independent press dedicated to presenting emerging and well-known artists and activists from the Caribbean, Latino/a and African diasporas whose works break new ground, broaden our knowledge of history and culture, entertain and inspire. We present a variety of genres -literature and poetry, plays and prose, political essays and short stories- grounded in the journey of indigenous and African peoples in the Americas who from enslavement to the present have triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations.

 

RED SUGARCANE PRESS strives to promote discussion of ideas and actions to shape a more humane world and future.

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RED SUGARCANE PRESS PRESENTS

 

 A MIRROR IN MY OWN BACKSTAGE by JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA

 JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER by CARMEN RIVERA

 

JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA is best known for his poetry about the Puerto Rican and Latino experienceand is one of the poets associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and the Nuyorican Poets Café in the United States.

 

CARMEN RIVERA is an OBIE award-winning playwright whose plays are widely performed across the United States, Latin America and Europe. They include La Gringa and Celia: The Life And Music Of Celia Cruz, co-written with Candido Tirado.

 

Sun

20

Jul

2014

Latinas Over 25 Are Most Frequent Moviegoers, Says Study

Hispanic women over 25 are the most frequent moviegoers, with over one in five saying they have seen all the recent major movies, according to a study polling 1,500 people who go to the theaters more than 6 times a year. Click here to read the story.

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Thu

10

Jul

2014

Teatro Luna Latinas on a mission By Jhanelle Rivera

Teatro Luna, an experimental, all-Latina theater company based in Chicago, is focused on social change.

 

“We are trying to change the narrative of the over-sexualized Latina, the gang-banging ‘chola,’ or the snobbish ‘fresa.’ The idea is that there is a full spectrum of Latinas, and that is what you are going to see within our organization,” says Alexandra Meda, executive director of the troupe, which appears in San Francisco this week.

 

Read the entire article here.

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Sun

29

Jun

2014

Sugar, Slavery and Subtlety

This article beautifully documents the background of sugarcane. Read the Full Article by Denise Oliver Velez for Daily Kos.

 

(Here's excerpt.)

 

When we describe and think of sugar, it is a white crystal sweet, ubiquitous in our daily diets. "Refined" is a word we associate with behavior and social class, and we forget that white sugar starts out a dark brown, with a molasses as a byproduct of a process called "refining" of sugarcane, "the world's largest crop by production quantity." It is hard to imagine a world, not so very long ago, when only elites could afford refined sugar, or eat the subtleties crafted for their dining pleasure. Nor when we buy confections or liberally dump spoonfuls of sugar into our coffee or tea do we think of slavery, death and blood.  

It is this history, so intimately entwined with the peculiar institution that was slavery and the slave trade, that artist Kara Walker has evoked in her towering and disturbing art exhibit in the old Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, New York. 

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Tue

24

Jun

2014

Dancing in My Cockaroach Killers heading to West Coast

 

Magdalena Gomez' Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, the Off-Broadway theatrical experience based on her poetry is headed to Los Angeles in the fall. The work was first developed and presented very successfully to packed audiences at Pregones and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatres in New York City.

 

We'll keep you posted as soon as the schedule is available.

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Wed

18

Jun

2014

Book Party for Julia de Burgos: Child of Water!!

Julia de Burgos Centenario celebration continues with the publication of Julia De Burgos: Child of Water, written by Carmen Rivera. The english version of the play has been published by Red Sugar Cane Press.  For more information check out --- www.redsugarcanepress.com
 
Join the celebration
SUNDAY, JUNE 22nd from 3 pm - 7 pm at
Camaradas El Barrio 
2241 First Avenue (115th Street)
New York City
 
We look forward to seeing you there!!
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