This week on From the Vault we present Che & Allen, an original radio drama inspired by sound recordings of two iconic figures found in the Pacifica Radio Archive collection, Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Written by KPFK Arts in Review host and dramatist Julio Martinez, this fictional meeting of the minds takes place in 1965 at Hanratty’s Bar and Hotel in Lymric, Ireland, where Guevara and Ginsberg discuss politics, revolution, sexual preference, art, and poetry over drinks. Martinez, throughout Che & Allen does a masterful job capturing the intelligence, wit, and oratory skills that each man would bring to the debate, as well as their sensibilities in searching for common ground.

ON Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault” | October 30, 2013 | 5:00 am

Che & Allen by Julio Martinez

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This week on From the Vault we present Che & Allen, an original radio drama inspired by sound recordings of two iconic figures found in the Pacifica Radio Archive collection, Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Written by KPFK Arts in Review host and dramatist Julio Martinez, this fictional meeting of the minds takes place in 1965 at Hanratty’s Bar and Hotel in Lymric, Ireland, where Guevara and Ginsberg discuss politics, revolution, sexual preference, art, and poetry over drinks. Martinez, throughout Che & Allen does a masterful job capturing the intelligence, wit, and oratory skills that each man would bring to the debate, as well as their sensibilities in searching for common ground.

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