Recommended if You Like
Andrea Gibson Ani DiFranco Buddy Wakefield

Genres You Will Love
Moods: Type: Lyrical Spoken Word: Poetry Hip-Hop/Rap: Underground Rap

By Location
United States - United States United States - New York

Links
OFFICIAL WEBSITE Facebook page Myspace page Electronic Press Kit (EPK) Carlos performs with Savion Glover on Broadway

Carlos Andrés Gómez

CARLOS ANDRÉS GÓMEZ is an award-winning poet, actor, and playwright from New York City. He is a Russell Simmons HBO Def Poet and two-time International Poetry Slam Champion (2006, 2010). Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he co-stars in Spike Lee’s #1 movie “INSIDE MAN” with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen.

He's collaborated with Tony Award-winning tap dance legend Savion Glover on Broadway, represented the United States at the Poetry Africa International Festival in Durban, South Africa, and was a special guest performer at the MACY's Passport Fashion Show. In the past year, he headlined Central Park SummerStage, opened the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, D.C., and was Guest of Honor at the Berlin International Literature Festival in Germany. Most recently, he showcased his talent in MTV’s first ever poetry slam alongside hip hop luminary Talib Kweli.


He is a proud Grassroot Soccer {grassrootsoccer.org} Ambassador (a youth-focused HIV/AIDS initiative in sub-Saharan Africa which uses soccer to fight the pandemic), an MDG Five {mdgfive.com} campaign artist (a project created to bring attention and resources toward improving maternal health worldwide), and a Voices UnBroken {voicesunbroken.org} mentor (a creative writing program which works with incarcerated youth and adults).

Carlos is currently touring colleges and universities across North America as part of his BE THE CHANGE COLLEGE TOUR, an encore campaign to the 50-date Majority of One National College Tour he wrapped last spring and the 13-country Ubuntu World Tour he completed in 2008.

For all booking inquiries, please contact Peter at: booking[at]carloslive[dot]com

REVIEWS

"Powerful and tear-jerking...a mind-blowing, perspective-changing experience."
– Shannon Busta, Cord Weekly (Canada)

“Powerfully raw yet breathtakingly intimate poems...a poetry slam star.”
– Andrew Z. Galarneau, The Buffalo News (United States)

“Gómez lays himself bare…a quarter of the audience shed tears yet the show was uplifting.”
– Bernie Greenwood, Hairline Magazine (United Kingdom)

“Carlos Andrés Gómez is the new New Yorker super poet and top spoken word star.”
– Rayl Patzak, Claudio de das Hörportal (Germany)

“Carlos Andrés Gómez is one of the most compelling voices of our generation…[He] captivates his listener with a profound use of cadence and imagery...
Raw, entertaining, and empowering. Each poem contains a valuable message to be swallowed whole.”
– Imani Woomera, Slam Africa (Kenya)

“When New York poet Carlos Andrés Gómez gets on stage, all the Hollywood silliness leaks out of the room…He performs with his whole body as if he’s conducting an orchestra of explosions.”
– Mindy Nettifee, Ism Quarterly (United States)

“A genius poet and spoken word artist. As brilliant as Amiri Baraka, as brilliant in his humor as Bill Hicks.”
– Yotam Kadosh, Miklataklitim (Israel)

“Gómez’s rhythmic prose leaves pulses in his wake. His poetry is a history lesson with a heartbeat.”
– Adriana Rolston, Ryerson Free Press (Canada)

“Carlos Andrés Gómez is a truth-telling visionary.”
– Sarah Higginbotham, Brass Magazine (United States)

“Carlos Andrés Gómez is a leading voice at the forefront of the oral poetry movement.”
– Akeem Lasisi, The Punch (Nigeria)

“Carlos Andrés Gómez terrorizes a microphone with a rapid fire abandon…Some people write poetry. Yet others act like poets. Beyond them are the toilers, the true artisans of the word. This is the rarest breed.”
– Emanuel Jalonschi, Beyond Race Magazine (United States)

“Carlos Andrés Gómez is the voice of a nation…[He] proves that there are always men fighting in the underground creating a war. A war of words. A war of spirit. A conscious war.”
– Martin Hamelin, Le Monde (France)

“Gómez’s performance is part classic artiste and part lyrical prophet. Think Keats, meets Bob Marley meets Tupac Shakur.”
– Searlina Bodden, Caymanian Compass (Cayman Islands)