Girlfest Hawaii, Justice & Outreach of St. Andrew's Cathedral, and MamaWisdom Productions
:::: CLIMBING POETREE :::::
performing a special version of their award-winning multimedia theater production of
Underground Voices TRANSFORMING Unnatural Disaster
with Special Guests:
LEAH SONG & BIKO
(of RISING APPALACHIA)
Also Featuring Hawaii's Own:
(Youth Speaks Hawaii)
and Happy to be adding
LIVE PAINTING by 808 URBAN Jr. Board Artists:
MELODY SAKURA and EMMA PARKER ♥
SUPPORT THE ARTISTS:
$10-$20 SLIDING SCALE
PURCHASE ADVANCED TICKETS ONLINE HERE: http://tenneytheatershow.bpt.me/
***MAHALO NUI TO OUR SPONSORS: GIRLFEST HAWAII and JUSTICE & OUTREACH of ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL***
ABOUT "HURRICANE SEASON: Underground Voices TRANSFORMING Unnatural Disaster":
Selected for a month-long run at the world renowned National Black Theater in Harlem with sold-out shows, HURRICANE SEASON is an award-winning two woman show that interweaves spoken word poetry, film projection, and a sound collage of music and testimonials. HURRICANE SEASON connects the issues that surfaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the “unnatural disasters” that disenfranchised communities are experiencing nationwide and worldwide on a daily basis. HURRICANE SEASON tackles global warming, environmental injustice, policing, prisons, militarization, corporate domination, gentrification, and displacement as they manifest from one gulf to another, with a powerful tale of resistance, resilience, creativity and survival.
Oahu will experience a special version of HURRICANE SEASON entitled: "Underground Voices TRANSFORMING Unnatural Disaster", localizing the general theme of the event by integrating local poets and musical artists to address the cross-pollination of unnatural disasters amongst Oahu's Hawaiian and Pacific Islander immigrant communities.
WHO IS 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 fifteen self-organized tours over the past 10 years, Climbing PoeTree has blazed stages hundreds of communities across the nation and globe, from Oakland to the UK, Hawaii to Mexico, South Africa to Cuba. Their soul-stirring performance has been featured alongside power houses such as Cornel West, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Danny Glover, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Saul Williams, Sonia Sanchez, The Last Poets, and Dead Prez.
Alixa and Naima are innovative educators who have lead workshops in universities to prisons, and are currently developing a multimedia social justice curriculum based off of their latest production Hurricane Season, employing a radical and creative pedagogy to examine “unnatural disasters” and build new leadership essential for fundamental social change.
LEAH SONG of RISING APPALACHIA (featuring Biko Casini):
Songstress, musician, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and global griot, steeped in the traditions of Southern Soul and International Roots Music, Leah Song delivers story telling through song. Intentionally self-managed and produced for the last 6 years, she has headlined the project RISING APPALACHIA and has toured heavily both nationally and internationally, boasting events all across the globe. Featured in Hawaii with the incredible percussionist Biko Casini, prepare for an evening of pure catharsis.