SSF ALUM 2013
Omilani Alarcón is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Romance Literatures & Language (BA French/ BA Spanish). She graduated summa cum laude and upon graduation, immediately embarked upon a Fulbright Hays-Group Project Abroad in Nigeria where she studied the Yoruba language at Obafemi Awolowo University.
Ms Alarcón is a visual and performing artist, poet, scholar and has over eight scholarly publications, five musical CDs, and was in the top 7 GRAMMY Showcase Finalists.
The “Source” magazine called her “precocious figure on the spoken word scene,” audiences compare her to Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, Duffy, and Lauryn Hill.
This Latinegra/AfroFilipina songwriter is the founder of Latrinegras – an organization that gives voice to those who are marginalized through art and service projects.
Latinegras has become a strong voice for the struggles that Afro – Latinas have to face such as being told they don’t look Latina, asking if those are really their biological parents and how prettier they would look like if they straighten their hair.
Her Latinegras® Documentary will be featured at SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 10 – SWAN Day Miami