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Carmelita Tropicana

Alina Troyano aka Carmelita Tropicana is a writer, performer born in La Habana and based in New York City. Her sister, Ela Troyano, is a longtime collaborator,

In Conversation

Carmelita Tropicana with Ela Troyano

Art imitates life, though today a lot is the other way around. You always pushed the boundaries much before I did. You had vision and got us to relocate to the wild East Village in the eighties where crime and drugs made rents cheap and artists came in droves to a neighborhood that looked like a bombed-out Berlin after the war and performance clubs sprung up, operating with no licenses or city permits.

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The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2022

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