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Beloved Fam!


Alixa & Naima of Climbing PoeTree and Leah Song & Biko of Rising Appalachia are joining forces to weave together a powerful performance of award winning poetry, hip hop, multimedia theater, southern soul, and international roots music. Climbing PoeTree and Rising Appalachia have made their life’s work crafting performances of deep courage and catharsis, each touring globally for more than 10 years with high profile artists in sold out venues with infectious ideas of how people can shape their own destinies. The Amplified Sunlight Tour will travel across the islands of Hawaii on a tour that promises to inspire and awaken the senses!
Dates below. Get involved and support the tour!


Look forward to trading magic and power with you on the ʻĀina soon!
Alixa & Naima



January 25 – February 13, 2014

 Kauai I Maui I Oahu I Big Island 


     *** KAUAI ***   

JAN 26 I  7pm

Concert @ Children of the Land in Kapaa  

With Elijah Ray

Sliding Scale $10-20 at the door

Facebook Event  


 *** MAUI ***    


JAN 30 I 7:30-11pm 

Maui Yoga & Dance Shala
Feature Concert & performance
381 Baldwin Ave, Paia, Maui     


JAN 30 – FEB 2

Mystic Island Festival 

We will be performing on the Main Stage on Saturday
 3:30-4:15 Leah Song of Rising Appalachia ft. Biko Casini
4:30-5:40 Climbing Poetree   

 Facebook Event    


FEB 3  I 3-6:00 pm 

Workshop & Performance

on a beautiful land  

near Pauwela Cannery, Haiku 

RSVP to get address or buy a ticket HERE  


 Facebook Event  



*** OAHU ***


FEB 5 I 9:00 am 

We will be doing a performance for Hoomau,
a rehab program for people on their way
to recovery, on the healing land of Kaala
Private Event  


FEB 6 I 8:30 pm 

First Thursday Poetry Slam @ Fresh Cafe  

(guest appearance)    

Facebook Event   


FEB 7 I 9:00 pm  

Surfer Bar, Turtle Bay Resort, N. Shore w/  

Paula Fuga & Mike Love 

(we will be doing a 30 min guest appearance set)

 Facebook Event 



FEB 8 I 7pm 

Feature Concert & performance
Tenney Theater  (St. Andrew’s Cathedral)
Girlfest Hawaii, Justice & Outreach of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and MamaWisdom Productions present:

CLIMBING POETREE will be performing their multimedia theater production of HURRICANE SEASON:  Underground Voices Transforming Unnatural Disaster.  AND Leah Song of Rising Appalachia w/ Biko Casini 


w/ featured guests   

Paula Fuga & Pacific Tongues    

DJ Seph1   

Get Tickets Here   


*** BIG ISLAND ***   


FEB 10 I 6:30pm  

University of Hawaii  

Featured performance and concert

located at the Hilo Campus Center 


FREE & open to the public!


Sponsored by
The Minority Access & Achievement Program
& UH Hilo Womenʻs Center


FEB 11

Doors: 6 pm / Show: 7 pm  

 The Hawaiian Sanctuary    


Feature Concert & performance
Located at the 12 Mile Marker, Hwy 130, Pahoa   
Facebook Event 


Feb 12

  The Hawaiian Sanctuary    


WORKSHOP: Arts Activism & Sound Movement 
Located at the 12 Mile Marker, Hwy 130, Pahoa    


Spread the word!


in an event you will not forget!


   Climbing PoeTree  

Climbing PoeTree interweaves spoken word, hip hop, and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. In 15 self-organized tours over the past 10 years, Climbing PoeTree has blazed stages in more than 70 cities across the U.S.–including 11,000 miles traveled on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil–and abroad from the UK to Mexico, South Africa to Cuba. Their soul-stirring performance has been featured alongside powerhouses such as Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Saul Williams, Sonia Sanchez, The Last Poets, & Dead Prez.



Leah Song

Leah Song is a powerful songstress, musician, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, poet, and global griot steeped in the traditions of Southern Soul and international Roots Music. Living between New Orleans, Cuba, India, Appalachia, and Latin America she tears into songs with outrageous prowess- incorporating sultry vocals, rhythm, banjo, guitar, ballads, dance, and storytelling into her work. Both a performer and a teacher, she travels with fire under her belt, songs in her pocket, and a global girth that carries her spirit to every corner it touches. Come experience her solo work as one part of the internationally acclaimed project Rising Appalachia.  

Climbing PoeTree & Rising Appalachia Performing @ Symbiosis 2013