Cancion Cannibal Cabaret

The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret

The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret & Other Songs (2019) is a hybrid manuscript experimenting with poetry at the intersection of performance. As a text, it is a collection of post-apocalyptic prose poems and poem songs “cannibalizing” knowledge from before the fall of civilization. Focused on the theme of revolution and inspired by contemporary issues of social justice, the manuscript is set in a not-so-distant dystopian future. After an environmental apocalypse, a refugee raised under the oppressive State, "La Madre Valiente," studies secretly to become the leader of a feminist revolution. While the revolutionary figure remains in hiding, her emissaries Las Hijas de la Madre roam the land telling her story, educating others, and enlisting allies in revolution. The show the audience witnesses is staged as one of these traveling propaganda rallies aimed at galvanizing supporters to joining the Mujerista Resistance against the State. In performance, The Canción Cannibal Cabaret is a Xicana punk rock musical—part concept album, part radio play. Following a successful summer 2019 tour, this show has now been performed in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Marcos, McAllen, Harlingen, Edinburg, and Victoria, Texas. Coming to stages, bookstores, and bars near you, in 2021!
Released nationally July 27th, 2019. Order now from Aztlan Libre Press.
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Current cast (2020)

The Black Bard: Amalia Ortiz
The Red Heralds: Jacque Salame, Lilith Tijerina, and/or Maria Ibarra
The Drums: Lorenzo Beas
The Guitar: Leticia Rocha-Zivadinovic, and/or Isela Guzman
The Bass: Kip Austin Hinton

First cast (2016)

The Black Bard: Amalia Ortiz
The Red Heralds: Danielle Lopez, Amanda Victoria Ramirez, Gladys Ornelas and/or Maria Ibarra
The Drums: Robby Cruz
The Guitar: Dan Flutur
The Bass: Kip Austin Hinton

Other past performers: Dan Flutur, Joaquin Muerte, Juan Ramos