I am very excited to be able to share that I will be playing with two of my artistic heroine's @climbingpoetree on the MainStage at Lightning in a Bottle music festival on May 26th!! For years I have admired Alixa and @naimainfinity as two beacons in the project of learning how to carry art for the movement into our communities. I am so honored to partner with them and contribute my juju to manifest their musical and poetic vision, along with other amazing folks like Jennifer Johns and Zena Carlota Pearl!
Check them out y'all, and let me know if you're at LiB!
www.climbingpoetree.com "Over the last 13 years, Climbing PoeTree has infused our movements for justice with healing and imagination, inspiring thousands through their award-winning multimedia theater, dual-voice spoken word, visual art, sustainable touring, and community organizing. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman are cultural architects committed to reframing the story through multi-voice spoken word, hip hop, world music, and multimedia theater that translate deep research around the most pressing issues of our time into stunning artistry that catalyzes their audiences to activate the transformation they wish to cultivate within themselves and their communities.
Alixa and Naima have independently organized 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil. Climbing PoeTree has been experienced at diverse venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the United Nations, Harvard University to Rikers Island Prison." #lib #lightninginabottle #2017 #climbingpoetree #lydiaviolet #spokenword #hiphop #violin #artivism #collaboration #wideningcircles #adventuresinart #music #poetry