About This Program
How does a young Filipino American boy, growing up in Southern Maryland escape the silver queen cornfields and hold of his Catholic immigrant mother. After seeing the movie Fame, Regie is determined to get to New York City. With sharp character dialogue and comedic timing, the NPR Storyteller and spoken word artist blends slam poetry into the coming of age story My Hoprah.
"Cabico’s work holds the same kind force and power that Lady Gaga projects! Thrilling! If you have a chance to see him perform, don’t miss it!" —Kenyon Review
"The Fairy Godmother of Spoken Word Poetry!" —Washington Post
"Cabico's eloquence as a poet is extraordinary!" —Broadway World