Word*Rock*Sword VII is an 8-day community festival founded and curated by Toshi Reagon. The festival’s flagship event is the capstone concert on September 23, 2017 at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Over 20 musicians and artists will come together to share their gifts and celebrate women’s lives.
Minimum Age: 18 | Doors Open: 6:00PM | Show Time: 7:00PM | Advance Ticket: $20 | Day of Show: $25
Interact with the land and experience the politics of food on a guided garden tour with hands-on instruction. Site-specific poetry performance accentuates this immersive experience which reminds us that we are what we eat. This event is presented in partnership with The Brotherhood/Sistersol.
Poetry Lineup: Climbing PoeTree | The Peace Poets | Janine Simon
The event is free with RSVP.
Nación U’wa Guardianes del Planeta Azul@Elmhurst, NY
An interactive presentation by Aura Tegría Cristancho, young indigenous lawyer from Colombia’s U’wa Nation, who will discuss the struggle for indigenous land rights, protection of sacred spaces, inter-culturalsolidarity, and safety for Earth Defenders in Colombia within the context of the peace process between the government and FARC Rebels.
Presentation by indigenous leader Aura Tegría Cristancho: 7:30pm | Question and answer session: 7:45pm | Special performance by Climbing Poetree: 8:00pm | Live Music performance by Zenen Zeferino & Sones en Tres: 9:00pm.
Event is sponsored by Amazon Watch and is free to the public.
W/ Sweet Honey In the Rock @ Millpond.Live@Easthampton, MA
We are so excited to be sharing the stage with Sweet Honey In The Rock at Millpond.Live. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show starts at 7:00 pm. Climbing PoeTree takes the stage at 9:00 pm.
This remarkable evening will take you on a multimedia journey that incorporates music, spoken word, video, and visual art. The event is both a conversation about social justice and a tribute in memory to Art Steele, a man who spent his life empowering performers locally, nationally, and abroad. Our inter-generational lineup features artists who have dedicated their careers to creating social change and speaking out against injustice. We invite you to take a few minutes to explore the work of Sweet Honey In The Rock, Climbing PoeTree, The Love Experiment, and Sophia Dawson.
Climbing PoeTree along with their band will perform a full set at this year’s Eclipse Festival. The festival travels to locations around the world where full solar eclipses occur and brings together artists and musicians and you to experience the cosmos together. Climbing PoeTree will perform on August 18 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on the Silk Road Stage.
Shensara is a yearly gathering of a community that revolves around a marketplace of ideas built on ancient wisdom and forward thinking. On July 22, Climbing PoeTree will conduct a workshop at 3:00 – 4:30 pm and perform at 9:30 – 11:00 pm.
Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism workshop.
How can art be fashioned as a tool at the service of our vision for a more just and peaceful world? This interactive workshop presentation combines performance, story-telling, slide-shows, and video to illuminate the powerful symbiosis between art and activism. “Art is Our Weapon, Our Medicine, Our Voice, and Our Vision:” using their motto as a guide, Alixa and Naima share tactics and strategies from their walks of life as cultural workers, illuminating how poetry, media-making, creative interventions and collaborative public art can be used to strengthen our movements for social justice. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of arts activism from their own experiences and communities, and should be prepared to get creative, imaginative, and inspired!