On the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
we will celebrate REBIRTH & RESURRECTION
in homage to those we lost,
in solidarity with those still wading in the water,
and in honor of the soul survivors of this and all unnatural disasters.
FILM & WORDS by WALIDAH IMARISHA
historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason
HIP HOP POETRY by BRYONN BAIN
national slam champion, prison activist, hip-hop artist, poet, author,
actor and educator
ACOUSTIC SOUL by SPARLHA SWA
Jamaican born, internationally known, sounds like Sade, Billie Holiday,
and Joni Mitchell in a three-some
ROCK OPERA by IMANI UZURI
eclectic, narcotic, ethereal songstress who enchants crowds from
Lincoln Center and the Apollo to Japan, London, and Morroco
SPOKEN WORD by CLIMBING POETREE
soul-sister co-conspiracy of acrobatic poets who moonlight as street
artists and infiltrate public schools and prisons with infectious ideas
of how people can shape their own destinies.
More on "HURRICANE SEASON: the hidden messages in water"
Currently Climbing PoeTree is undertaking the most landmark production of its career with a 56-city tour that obliterates the boundaries between performance and activism. "Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in Water" is a multi-media two-womyn show that interweaves spoken word poetry, sound collage, shadow art, dance, film and animation to explore critical issues facing humanity through the kaleidoscope of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. A riveting story about unnatural disaster and a great shift in universal consciousness, "Hurricane Season" seeks not to captivate audiences, but to liberate them. Every show will be followed by a "solutions-cipher" where audience members will participate in a dialog featuring local grassroots organizations and community leaders that will draw vital connections between shared struggles and common solutions in a critical moment in human history.
"Hurricane Season" will tour the Northeast region throughout the Spring of 2008. The national tour will begin on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2008) and end on the last day of the Atlantic hurricane season (November 30, 2008). Alixa and Naima will travel the country in a vehicle converted to run on grease recycled from America's fast food addiction.
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