Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage
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LATIN AMERICAN STORYTELLING
This interactive teaching style promotes an appreciation of Latin American life—particularly of elements connecting people to the earth and its creatures—within diverse communities. Teaching artists illuminate the universal themes and social values in the stories that motivate students in their pursuit of a meaningful life. In a visual and auditory experience, our story teller employs voice, movement, facial expression, and hand gesture to communicate. Students are fascinated to learn the Latin American origins of many common English words.
Bobby Gonzalez, is a nationally-acclaimed multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller, and poet born and raised in the South Bronx. He draws on both his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire that celebrates his dual heritage. The author of “The Last Puerto Rican Indian: a Collection of Dangerous Poetry” and “TAINO ZEN”, his poetry has been published in numerous periodicals and performed at institutions.