Conga Blues

by Victor M. Vélez


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Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
E-Book
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Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 115
ISBN : 9781436308861
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 115
ISBN : 9781436308878
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 115
ISBN : 9781469114347

About the Book

“Conga Blues,” is a collection of poetry that explores cultural identity, personal identity and social identity. Migrating to the United States and growing up in New York City, I often questioned my cultural identity as a Puerto Rican. I struggled to find my own personal identity, my purpose in life. My social identity was intertwined with the social uproars of the late 60’s and the early 70’s. “Conga Blues,” is a collection of this search.


About the Author

Victor M. Vélez, a native of Puerto Rico, grew-up in New York, relocated to Cincinnati in 1994. Velez, is a Cincinnati-based percussionist. He has played with “Latin X-posure,” “Fiesta del Soul,” and is currently a “conguero” for “Son del Caribe,” playing classical salsa. His poetic work includes: “6 Silver Poets & the Bullets Proof Chapbook, 1999; “A Quest for Answers: A Personal Journey,” Xlibris, 2003; “Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice,” Cincinnati local poet’s collection, November 2005 and 2007. He directed, “Escandalo Poetico I and II,” February 2005 and 2006, performed at the Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.