On May 9th, Tato Laviera would have turned 65. We celebrate his life and his legacy through the voices of Maria T. Fernandez "Mariposa," Myrna Nieves, Chris "Chilo" Cajigas, José Angel Figueroa, Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja," as they perform his most emblematic work, “AmeRícan.” Although we continue to mourn the loss of our friend Tato, he remains with us through his poetry.
© Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Published in Centro Voices on 8 May 2015.
Hero image by Max Colón. © Max Colón, published by permission.