Luis Felipe Bellorín is a Venezuelan poet, songwriter, composer, essayist & academic.  He studied Cultural Management & Strategic Planning in Latin American & Caribbean Culture and has a PhD in Music.  He’s published 18 books on literary criticism & poetry.  He was awarded the Order of José Leonardo Chirinos by the Venezuelan Government for his support of Afro-Venezuelan Heritage.  Luis Felipe currently teaches at the Venezuelan Institute in Kingston, Jamaica. – LIVE AT REDBONES: Bellorin singing “Barlovento”

Tonight’s theme will be “Homenaje a Ramon Palomares”.  David Ramón Sánchez Palomares was a Venezuelan poet, born in Escuque. In 1975 he received the National Prize for Literature; in 2006 the first Víctor Valera Mora International Prize for Poetry; and in 2010 the Ibero-America Award for Literature.  Palomares died on March 4, 2016.