soul*poetry*hip hop*folk UPRISING!!!
Get ready to rise up!
L.A. based rapper/song-writer SKIM and Brooklyn-based soul-sister spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree come together for an elevational night!!!
...weaves together stories of life, movement and love with her fiery rap lyrics mixed with her sultry singing. She has emerged as one of the most refreshing new artists from the Los Angeles soundscape as she flows through elements of hip hop, spoken word and korean folk music. Her reach is continually expanding as her soulful sounds echo across the nation—whether at the Michigan Womyn’s Music or San Francisco’s Pride Festivals, at college campuses or juvenile halls, on HBO’s Def Poetry or on Pacifica Radio, harmonizing with the Chicago Children’s Choir or opening for KRS-One. SKIM is a singing, rapping, song-writing, Korean-drumming, guitar-strumming storyteller, who captivates her audiences everywhere as she defies simple categorization.
...is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul-sisters who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Alixa and Naima reside in Brooklyn and track footprints across the country and globe on a mission to overcome destruction with creativity.
In five self-organized independent tours, Climbing PoeTree has rocked 500 mikes and counting from from Oakland to Atlanta, South Africa to Cuba with artists such as Erykah Badu, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Jessica Care Moore, The Last Poets, and Dead Prez. Climbing PoeTree uses their art to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.
$5-15 suggested donation.
Proceeds will benefit the development of the Hurricane Season curriculum (www.hurricaneseasontour.co