Friday, April 29, 2011

Redwood & Rhythm in CHCH!

Redwood returns to her roots! Aka Rebecca Reider is a previous winner of Catalyst's Poetry Idol and was a regular face at the open mic nights. See her perform works from her recently released album Poetree. More info below:

Poetry & music duo Redwood & Rhythm are coming to Lyttelton and Christchurch to culminate their tour of the South Island with a performance at The Loons in Lyttelton on Sat., April 30th and a community workshop/open mic/performance evening at Sand Dance Cafe in New Brighton on Sun., May 1st.
Redwood & Rhythm is the fusion of performance poet Redwood Reider and guitarist/mandolin player Rhythm Raniera.

Sat., April 30th, 8pm
The Loons, Lyttelton.
$10 donation requested,
but all welcome regardless of ability to pay

Optional poetry writing workshop with Redwood:
Sun, May 1st
Sandancer Cafe,
New Brighton Mall (formerly Space of Love; across from Paper Plus).
Bring notebook at 7pm, followed by open mic poetry night at 8pm,
with a shorter performance by Redwood & Rhythm.
$5-10 donation requested / all welcome

Redwood (aka Rebecca Reider) is a spoken word poet known for inspiring audiences with her energetic performances set to live music. Born of the California slam poetry scene, this is poetry for the stage, not the page, ranging from the intimate to the political (and sometimes both at the same time). Rhymes of inner & outer revolution, of the individual's quest to achieve peace in a sometimes maddening world. Redwood has performed at festivals and venues across Aotearoa and has just released her first studio album, Poetree, featuring collaborations with a dozen musicians from NZ and beyond, ranging from meditative compositions set to flute and string trio, to live rapping and electric guitar loops. (Hear the album on She also teaches poetic creation workshops.

The nimble-fingered traveling musician Rhythm Raniera creates musical landscapes using string instruments, voice, and a loop pedal, voyaging across the genres from folk to reggae grooves. Together Redwood & Rhythm cocreate lively flows and spontaneous improvisations -- the words riding on Rhythm's melodies -- aiming from the heart to the heart. Audiences have found themselves listening deeply, singing along and dancing in the rain; it's always a varied and dynamic show.

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