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Mark Kozelek Releasing Spoken Word Album of Argentinian Poetry


Mark Kozelek has just announced a spoken word album of poems written by street kids in Argentina, with translation assistance from actor Nicolás Pauls. Here's the full statement on the Sun Kil Moon website:

Dreams of Childhood is a collection of 11 poems written by street kids in Argentina, translated by Argentine actor/musician Nicolás Pauls, Federico Novik, Pablo Cubarle and Catalina Morano. Performed in English by Mark Kozelek and in Spanish by Nicolás Pauls. Executive producer Nicolás Pauls. All proceeds will go to La Casa de la Cultura de la Calle (The Streets House of Culture) which is a nonprofit civil organization that seeks the social inclusion of kids with no homes by giving them art, music, theatre and photography classes.

The project is out October 27 via Caldo Verde. Kozelek also reportedly has collaborations with Jesu and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell in the pipeline.