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.
“I am moved profoundly by the power of their words!"
~ Cornel West, philosopher, activist, author
“Each time I have the pleasure of attending a performance by Climbing PoeTree, I feel enriched, renewed, and inspired."
~ Angela Y. Davis, political activist, scholar,