ABOUT...

A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Monday, November 17, 2014

THE SENSUAL INNER CITY...

What I loved, and what is important for me to capture, is the sensuality and rhythm of the "inner city" in the old Nueva York. Growing up in the South Bronx, and then living in El Barrio, there was always the sound of congas playing in the distance during the summertime back in the day. The guys would play their congas in the park, on the stoop and its sensual beats could be heard blocks away. I want to announce a favorite, very popular Congero, my friend Steven Guadalupe, in the role of the neighborhood Congero in El Barrio in, "A Wound In TIme". He is a familiar face drumming in Central Park,and in the underground scene.. He also came to see the original Off Off Broadway run of the stage play in 2010 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe.