The rumors are true! Rakel Delgado AKA La Pocha Catalana has landed in San Francisco. Rakel is a Spanish poet and performance artist who identifies as a Chicana and pocha. She creates The idea of a Spaniard adopting a Chicana aesthetic, sensibility, and approach to art is both fascinating and provocative. You can check out Rakel’s brand of poetry this Sunday at the Mission Cultural Center’s Floricanto en la Mision.
I’m really looking forward to meeting Rakel and giving her a tour of the Mission District (and possibly interviewing her for a podcast). Stay tuned for photos and news on Rakel’s adventures in San Francisco and the Mission District.