YOANI YOANI is a multimedia song cycle composed by Paola Prestini with lyrics by Royce Vavrek 21c Liederabend, Multimedia show at The Kitchen, NYC 2011
Yoani is a Cuban philologist and blogger who was named “Time 100 Most Influential People”. She has achieved international fame and multiple international awards for her critical portrayal of life in Cuba under its current government on her blog, Generation Y. This first installment of Yoani is based on her portrayal of everyday Cuba. From the shortage of oranges to the wrenching journey of a trans woman “Olivia”, this work will celebrate the life of Yoani: an internet revolutionary who is bringing a voice to her generation. Yoani is a VisionIntoArt production.