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  • Linda J. Albertano is a performance artist who’s represented on more than a dozen spoken-word albums including her solo CD, Skin. Since 1980, she’s unleashed her vocabulary at countless language meccas in Europe as well as America including the John Anson Ford Theater, Lollapalooza and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. She was among those representing Los Angeles at the One World Poetry Fest in Amsterdam and has also performed in London and Edinburgh. Selected by the LA Theatre Center, she unveiled a full–length original work, Joan of Compton… complete with poets, dancers and a 30-piece marching band from South Central LA. Then for the Santa Monica Arts Council, she mounted Calisaladia – a condensed history of California – with a large multi-cultural cast on the beach in Ocean Park With Anne Waldman, Lewis MacAdams and others, Albertano presented at Allen Ginsberg’s Memorial at the Wadsworth Theater And she’s featured on the Venice Poetry Monument with such local notables as Wanda Coleman and Charles Bukowski. In the new millennium, she studied West African music and instruments with traditional masters in Guinea, Conakry returning to perform for more than a decade at such venues as The Getty, Royce Hall, California Plaza and the World Festival of Sacred Music with kora (West African harp) virtuoso, Prince Diabate.

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