José is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning spoken-word artist who has inspired thousands of college students with his powerful message: we are all divine and have the ability to transform the most tragic of moments in our lives into beauty through the use of
José Canta translates into José “sings” in Portuguese and is a stage name inspired by José’s grandfather, who was abandoned as a child and forced to work in coal mines in order to survive. Later in life, he lost his 3-year-old daughter in a tragic accident. He never emotionally recovered and went onto live a miserable life filled with suffering and pain right up until his last breath. José Canta is a philosophy that none of us have to hold onto our suffering. Through poetry, José has overcome socio-economic oppression and emotional depression. His story is an inspiration to all who listen. His shows are more than entertainment, they are life-changing events.