Flaco Navaja is a poet, singer, actor, comedian and activist who was born and raised in the Bronx. Over the past 7 years he has performed his poetry internationally and at various universities all over the country. Flaco is the host of All That! Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz, the legendary open mic and makes people laugh with the comedy troupe Nuyorican Rule at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Flaco is currently touring with the Tony award winning Russell Simon's DEF POETRY JAM and has also appeared twice on the HBO series. His theatre credits include SLANGUAGE (Written by UNIVERSES and directed by Jo Bonney), Ben Snider's TEA at The Hip Hop Theater Fest, MOMMA'S BOYZ by Candido Tirado, NOW AND THEN by Michael J Garcez. His singing credits include YERBABUENA, NY's Premier bomba plena group, as well as guest appearances with THE LATIN JAZZ COALITION, THE NICKY MARRERO ALL STARS and others. He is a featured actor in the film ON THE OUTS which is nominated for two IFC SPIRIT AWARDS.