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Art is Active, Art is Powerful

S1M6- Artivism

Hey podcast family! It's the sixth and final episode of the team's Rico en Sueños season! Wilson and Lu wrap up the season highlighting how art and activism intersect, and the ways Puerto Ricans have used their art to engage politically and push for actionable changes. The guys will also reflect on what they've learned while working on this project and how those lessons have shaped them.

 

More information on Edgardo's "The Color of Power" curation can be found here and you can purchase the Resilient Art Zine feature Rosa Colon here.

 

Follow Desi, Marco, and Derek on Twitter. They're all great follows!

 

You can stay hip with all the ill work Ronnie is doing here.

 

For more Tintero news check out www.tintero.pr and follow Rosa!

 

Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our patreon.

 

Credits:

Vanessa Flores, Audio Engineer

Deviant Sounds, Composer

Vanessa Flores, Cover Art

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Lucius,

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R.P Wilson,

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Vanessa Flores,

Dialogue Editor/ Re-recording Mixer

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Deviant Sounds,

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Vanessa Flores,

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The War of Art

S1M5 – War Of Art

Minisode 5??? But we're missing the 4th one! Don't worry, it'll make its way in as some post-season bonus content.

For now we've got Lu in the drivers seat and BOY is this one a doozy. Its the tale of a war that's not really a war. It's a tale of contradictions, hypocrisy, and resistance.

Find out about the Artivism of Francisco Matos Paoli as we take on a journey that starts with World War II and ends with a man fighting with his art. Its a story of broken promises with leaders on the US Mainland like FDR/Harry Truman and leaders on the Island like Pedro Albizu Campos and Luis Munoz Marin fight for the fate of Puerto Rico as we know it.

 

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FDR Clips:

https://millercenter.org/president

Truman Clips:

https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/

Munoz Marin:

Dr Drew Peterson Show Clip

Music: By Kevin McLeod used per Use Per Creative Commons Contributions 4.0

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Juracán

S1E5- Juracan

What's up podcast family!

The fifth episode entry of the team's Rico en Sueños series focuses on aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but this is not a story of tragedy. Despite the losses people endured, many Puerto Ricans on the island and on the mainland rediscovered the community, the perseverance, and willingness to give and share that's at the center of Puerto Rican culture.

We are bringing back 3 guest we've had on earlier this season. Our language expert Yasmin Flores, the incredible Esmeralda Santiago, and Pulitzer center grantee/ journalist Isabel Sophia Dieppa all return to discuss the impact of the hurricane.

They were all a part of the Ricanstruction anthology and contributed work that spoke to the past, present, and future of Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of the hurricane.

They show time and time again that in the face of tragedy and traumatic events that the community, the perseverance, and willingness to give and share really shine through. Tag along with the fellas as they learn themselves some dopeness.

 

Edgardo is consistently doing amazing things. You can stay up to date with him and his passions via his Twitter and IG.

 

The Kickstarter that features Rosa Colon can be found here and of course you can find her other works on her website and connect with her on Twitter and IG.

 

Big thanks again to Yasmin, Esmeralda, and Isabel. Their stories, in the Ricanstruction anthology and on mic, were just so powerful and revealing -- we're forever grateful.

 

Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our patreon.

 

Credits:

Vanessa Flores, Audio Engineer

Deviant Sounds, Composer

Vanessa Flores, Cover Art

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Lucius,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/ Show-Runner/Writer

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R.P Wilson,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/Manager/Editor

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Vanessa Flores,

Dialogue Editor/ Re-recording Mixer

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Deviant Sounds,

Composer/Music

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Vanessa Flores,

Season Cover Art

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Bonus Content: Diasporicans

S1M3-Bonus-Content-Diasporican

It some more bonus content!! Except this time its not by Wilson or Lu. Its the bonus piece Navani and Wilson mentioned in episode four.

In 2019 Madison Anderson was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico. Madison Anderson was born and raised in the states, does not speak Spanish, competed for Miss Florida USA the same year, and visually looks white.

This sparked a debate on the island and across the diaspora. Who gets to claim their Puerto Rican identity? What makes you Puerto Rican? As a NuYoRican herself, Navani put her feet on the ground and interviewed members of the community about where they stood in the debate. It was a labor love and passion that Navani put herself into

 

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Puerto Rican Enough?

S1E4 – Puerto Rican Enough

Welcome back podcast fam! The PoYiF team is excited to get back into groove after their mid-season break and finish off their journey of exploring the reciprocal impact and influence art and identity have had on the island of Puerto Rico and its people. This episode will tackle the tension many members of the Puerto Rican diaspora experience with being a person of two identities or "bi-cultural" as guest host Navani Otero puts in. So join Wilson and Navani as they try to grapple with what it means to be "Puerto Rican Enough".

 

As mentioned by Lu in our ad, our composer Deviant Sounds sustained some major injuries via a car accident. If you are willing and able, any contribution to his gofundme (linked below) is truly appreciated.

 

Deviant Sounds gofundme.

 

As mentioned in our other ad, linked below are the websites you can visit that will help you with your donation efforts focused on Puerto Rican disaster relief.

 

https://www.charitywatch.org/charity-donating-articles/puerto-rico-earthquake-relief

 

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-help-puerto-rico-after-a-64-magnitude-earthquake-struck-the-island-19773447

 

You can find more of Sabrina Cintron's work on her IG and Twitter.

 

Rosa Colon's work can be found on her website.

 

Be sure to connect with our returning voices on Twitter: Esmeralda Santiago, Ronnie Garcia, and Venessa Vida-Kelley.

 

Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our patreon.

 

Credits:

Vanessa Flores, Audio Dialogue Editor

Deviant Sounds, Composer

Vanessa Flores, Cover Art

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Navani Otero,

Guest-Host/ Editor

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R.P Wilson,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/Manager/Writer

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Vanessa Flores,

Dialogue Editor/ Re-recording Mixer/ Music Placement

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Deviant Sounds,

Composer

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Vanessa Flores,

Season Cover Art

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Lucius,

Co-Producer/ Show-Runner

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Taino Creation Myth

Interlude: Taino Creation Myth

If you enjoyed the myth we used to cold open the season premiere have we got a gift for you!!! Our guest-host for our  mid-season premiere Navani Otero, reads a Taino Creation Myth that spans from the creation of the universe to the carribean.

Character List: Atabei (or Atabey) – original mother; Yaya (Yúcahu); Guacar; Boinayel; Maroya; Guataubá; Coatrisquie; Yayael

 

 

In the beginning, there was only Atabei.

 

And then Atabei created the heavens, the Earth, and other celestial bodies.

Atabei had always existed. And all that had existed up to that point, were creations of Atabei; the original mother.

However, all that existed in the space between her creations were voids and pockets of darkness.

Atabei knew not how to fill the universe so she created two deities with her magic.

Her son, Yaya, would have the power of creation.

Her daughter, Guacar, would be given the winds of change.

Atabei now felt confident that her creation could be completed and left it in charge of her children.

 

Yaya became the universal architect.

From his dwelling in the heavens, he decided to create light to awake the Earth from its slumber.

To watch over this light, two twin deities of his own creation emerged from a cave.

Boinayel would make the Sun shine brightly and illuminate all that Atabei had created.

And Maroya would make the moon dance and allow all on Earth to witness the rest of Atabei's creations in the sky.

 

No longer would the Earth be shrouded by darkness.

 

Guacar, became the agent of transformation.

She made the Earth swirl around the Sun that her brother created.

Her powers would split seas and form mountains.

To facilitate this change she created Guataubá, whose thunderous rainstorms would fall upon the Earth and form oceans

And Coatrisquie who swells the waters and creates oceans between the land

 

In an attempt to be like Atabei, Yaya created a god without a sibling whom he named for himself, Yayael.

He kept Yayael hidden from his sister and the selfishness and isolation in which he raised his son caused his son to grow selfish.

 

Yayael desired to kill his father and take control of all his works. And in his fury, Yaya exiled his son for 1 rotation of the Earth around the Sun to witness his work. Hoping that this would change his son's aspirations.

 

During the first phase of this rotation Yaya worked with his sister to inhabit the earth.

He created seeds and Guacar scattered them throughout the world.

Guataubá would rain upon them in order to bring the transformation of Guacar to life and Boinayel would grow them into the first green

 

 

Yayael in his fury would the move the Earth closer to the Sun to create intense heat

A heat so powerful that Guataubá could not create the rain needed to continue the transformation

Yayael hoped that the drought would garner a response from his father, but Yaya was so enamored with he and his sister's creation he acted as if he did not notice.

 

When the green became brown and gold and began to fall from Yaya's creation, this was the first change that Guacar had witnessed that she did not create.

Yaya knew it was the work of his son, but he could not tell his sister that he created him without her knowing, so the siblings came up with a new strategy.

 

Maroya would use their dance in order to increase the powers of Coatrisquie

The oceans began to swell over the land, and rivers and lakes began to form

Giving Guacar the ability to provide change even in drought

And thus, it seemed that all their problems would be solved

 

But in the final phase of the rotation, Yayael pushed the Earth as far away from the Sun as he could

Causing the rivers and lakes of Guacar to freeze over.

Plants began to die, a transformation that made Guacar suspicious.

Every time she and her brother seemed to achieve balance, something would throw the Earth out of it.

 

Disappointed that his son had not changed, angry at what he had done, and nervous his sister would find out.

Tears left Yaya's eyes as it was the first time the creation god would ever have to destroy anything.

 

He hung a gourd containing his tears and his son at the door to his domain to remind him of what he had done and vowed never to create a lone deity again.

 

Yaya took the name Yúcahu as a reminder to himself of his follies and continued his work.

 

Thus, the four phases of the Earth's rotation around the Sun would become known as the seasons, while Yúcahu and Guacar would watch over them with their followers.

 

 

As time went on,

Yúcahu roamed the land and noticed four gemstones in the ground,

He thought they must have been born of the four phases that he created with his son, Yayael, and his sister.

He took them and converted them into the beings Racuno, Sobaco, Achinao, and Coromo.

 

Yúcahu told his sister that the quadruplets were to send messages between the gods.

He sent the brothers into the sky and they became the four cardinal directions.

Yúcahu loved his sons and gave them only one rule. Do not touch the gourd that hung from his door.

 

The brothers created the birds to fly to the four corners of the Earth so they could spread messages between each other.

Amazed by his sons' creations, Yúcahu urged Guacar to create with him a being that would like the birds--be of the Earth, but not watch over it.

Guacar liked this idea, but as a Goddess of change, she thought their creation should be of the Earth, and have the influence to change it.

Creating a being with such abilities would take time.

 

While the twins worked on their creation, Yúcahu’s sons would sneak into their father's dwelling and try to grab the gourd, but it was too high. The brothers stood on each other’s shoulders but still could not reach the gourd.

 

Meanwhile, Yúcahu and Guacar spawned the first man in the image of Yúcahu -- Locuo. However, before they could create a human in the image of Guacar, the brothers summoned all their birds to knock down the gourd. They succeeded but could not catch the gourd before it fell to the ground and broke.

 

From it, the tears of Yaya poured into the oceans with a new kind of being. The tears had transformed the bones of Yayael into fish, which quickly began to fill Guacar's oceans.

 

Yúcahu was furious at his sons who disobeyed his orders, but not as furious as Guacar, who found out her brother had betrayed their partnership and created without her.

 

This betrayal of trust caused a rift between the gods. Yúcahu and Guacar ceased working together.

 

Guacar fled into the Earth, lying under the island of Xaymaca, and paid close attention to what emerged from the caves and soils of the Earth.

Yúcahu, in an attempt to not repeat his mistake of creating a lone god tried to create another man, but without his sister he could not create a soul.

His soulless creations emerging from Haiti began to inhabit and spread throughout the world as animals.

 

The one thing that united the gods was their love for Locuo.

Every divine being was resolved to care for him.

 

To make sure Locuo would always have the light and warmth of Boinayel,

Guataubá struck the trees with lightning to transform the trees to fire.

The quadruplets then stole this power by pulling branches from the trees and showing Locuo how to make it.

 

Yúcahu sprung food from the plants for Locuo to feast on.

Guacar allowed the fire to transform the beings her brother had created into food Locuo could feast on for nourishment.

The quadruplets gave him tools, in order to wield that which his parents had blessed him with.

All the while, Locuo wondered at the beauty of the world created for him and was forever grateful to his parents.

 

However, he saw in his father's attempts to create life a deep desire for balance.

He saw in his mother's isolation a deep sorrow that there was no one like her.

 

As an act of gratitude, Locuo tore open a hole in his stomach. One soul would become two -- a man and a woman.

This fulfilled his father's desire for balance. Though he could not provide his mother with the power of creation, he gave the woman created in his mother's image the power to create new souls in its womb.

 

The children of Locuo began to reproduce and populate the lands and created the land of Lokono named after their father.

Every harvest they would praise Yúcahu for his creations as they learned to farm and build from his sons.

Every fall they would fear the wrath of Guacar when fires and floods fell upon their settlements.

The people of Lokono began to refer to Guacar as Guabancex, also known as the "one whose fury destroys everything".

Guabancex grew angry at the people who did not appreciate her gifts, and how they praised her brother who had greatly wronged her.

 

Guabancex, in an effort to salvage the affections of her son's creations, summoned the winds and the waves of change.

Those who followed her guide would see that she was a goddess of change, not one of destruction.

Her followers would come to a group of islands that would become known as Greater Antilles.

They would settle and be known as the Taino.

Guabancex would emerge from her cave for the first time and watch over the Taino from El Yunque.

Navani Otero,

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Language Wars

S1E3 – Language Wars

For episode three of Rico en Sueños Wilson and Lu continue their journey through identity focusing on the all important and impactful concept of language. You'll learn some history and discover how language has played a large role in the creative process of the fellas' primary guests for this episode -- Yasmin Flores Montanez and Sara Ramos Sepúlveda.

 

For Sara's Nightless webcomic check out the website and for a ton of her other works take a gander throughout her Twitter - @5toMARTES and IG.

 

Check out Yasmin's work on Twitter - @yasfmart and via her website.

 

Pick up the Ricanstruction anthology to read Yasmin and Sara's respective entries at your local comic book shop or online.

 

Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our patreon.

 

Credits:

Vanessa Flores, Audio Engineer

Deviant Sounds, Composer

Vanessa Flores, Cover Art

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Lucius,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/ Show-Runner/Writer

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R.P Wilson,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/Manager/Editor

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Vanessa Flores,

Dialogue Editor/ Re-recording Mixer

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Vanessa Flores,

Season Cover Art

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Jibaro

S1M2 – Jibaro

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Allow Us To Reintroduce Ourselves…

For our long time listeners – it’s a new format, new mission, same dope team, and same dope content.

For our first timers – Welcome!

Fpr everyone, we hope you’re as excited as Wilson and Lu (and LasKase too) to embark on a journey of discovering the superpowers within us all.

This is…The Power of You in Fiction — the non-fiction podcast about fiction and its effects on our lives.

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