As a professional artist, Molina Speaks has released several poetry collections and nearly a dozen music projects, spanning the genres of Hip-Hop, Latino, Jazz and Spoken Word, Experimental, Soul, and Protest Music. Molina has shared the stage with artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Saul Williams, Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets, Les Nubians, the Flobots and Dead Prez. His subject matter explores identity transformation and cultural transmission; time and space; history and futurism; race, class and gender justice; youth advocacy and immigrants’ rights; cyborg technology and food justice.
Molina has enjoyed artist residencies with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Mizel Museum, Colorado Academy, Stanly British Primary School, and many public schools in Colorado and New Mexico. He has accepted invitations to perform and lecture at dozens of colleges, including Columbia University, UC Davis, CU Boulder, University of New Mexico, and Washington State University.
Molina has collaborated with the Denver Spirituals Project, Flobots.org, Su Teatro, Café Cultura, Café Nuba, the Growhaus, Servicios de la Raza, and the Denver Public Library, among other organizations and institutions. The artist has drawn attention and praise from The Denver Post, Denver Westword, Colorado Music Buzz and other publications. His original music is featured in the film Papers, a documentary about undocumented youth, which has screened in all 50 states.
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Where to find Molina Speaks online
THE AGE OF REVISION - A Book of Poetry by Molina Speaks
The Age of Revision was self-published in 2008 by the poet and performing artist Molina Speaks. Equally influenced by hip-hop and classic Latin American poetry, this Collection is about identity and transformation, systemic violence, love, cultural shifts, and spirits. Poems like No More Heroes strike at the underpinnings of constructed reality. The Letters to the Moon will make you fall in love.
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