Climbing PoeTree

with special guests

Climbing PoeTree

with special guests

Climbing PoeTree

with special guests

Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree return to Portland for a Summer Solstice celebration of creative resistance with their award winning hip hop and spoken word performance art. Climbing PoeTree continues to evoke change and evolution by weaving their stories into art, education, and calls to action. Portland welcomes them back for a night of powerful multimedia theater, hip hop, and movement.
Also, featuring…
Tonya Abernathy (vocals)
Emmanuel Henreid (vocals)
Claudia Cuentas (vocals, flute)
Noah Simpson (trumpet)
Jason Krivo Flores (bass, guitarrón)
Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree return to Portland for a Summer Solstice celebration of creative resistance with their award winning hip hop and spoken word performance art. Climbing PoeTree continues to evoke change and evolution by weaving their stories into art, education, and calls to action. Portland welcomes them back for a night of powerful multimedia theater, hip hop, and movement.
Also, featuring…
Tonya Abernathy (vocals)
Emmanuel Henreid (vocals)
Claudia Cuentas (vocals, flute)
Noah Simpson (trumpet)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:00PM

Doors @ 7:30PM

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:00PM

Doors @ 7:30PM

The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR

97201

The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR

97201

ABOUT

Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, hip hop, and world music. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently organized more than 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, Scotland to India, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil.
Climbing PoeTree has stirred crowds at diverse venues from the United Nations to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harvard University to festivals where they have performed on the main stage, including Lightning In a Bottle, Many Rivers to Cross, and Symbiosis, among others. They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Madonna, Rising Appalachia, T.I., Nahko, and Angela Davis, who writes:
“Each time I have the pleasure of attending a performance by Climbing PoeTree, I feel
enriched, renewed, and inspired. Alixa and Naima insist that poetry can change the world—and it is true that the urgency, power and beauty of their words impel us to keep striving for the radical futures toward which they gesture.”

ABOUT

Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, hip hop, and world music. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently organized more than 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, Scotland to India, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil.
Climbing PoeTree has stirred crowds at diverse venues from the United Nations to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harvard University to festivals where they have performed on the main stage, including Lightning In a Bottle, Many Rivers to Cross, and Symbiosis, among others. They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Madonna, Rising Appalachia, T.I., Nahko, and Angela Davis, who writes:
“Each time I have the pleasure of attending a performance by Climbing PoeTree, I feel
enriched, renewed, and inspired. Alixa and Naima insist that poetry can change the world—and it is true that the urgency, power and beauty of their words impel us to keep striving for the radical futures toward which they gesture.”