Lydia Violet w/ Climbing Poetree!
The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Lydia Violet will be joining Climbing Poetree for an electrifying performance at The New Parish in Oakland. Based in Brooklyn, NY with a dedication to the whole planet, Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their boundary-breaking performances. Partners-in-rhyme, 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, 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 Brooklyn Academy of Music to the United Nations, Harvard University to Rikers Island Prison. They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, Madonna, Goapele, Rising Appalachia, Angelique Kidjou, T.I. and Dead Prez. Their lyricism is a medium to expose injustice, catalyze healing, and to make a better future visible and irresistible.