Andrea Gibson | Swarm

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Swarm

by Andrea Gibson

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Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Intro
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2. Dive (live)
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3. Enough
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4. Anything
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5. Traveling
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6. Says the World
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7. Blue Blanket (live)
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8. Sidewalk Chalk
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9. Swing Set (live)
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10. Slip Your Mind
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11. Walmart (live)
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12. Water Drips Through Stone
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Guiless, genuine and alive," Andrea is a poet who creates more than art (San Francisco Magazine). Rousing audiences throughout the United States and Canada with her poignant message and her genuine interest in generating change, her words are powerful, compassionate, and inspiring. She is a queer poet/activist who is "political, opinionated, and partial to the big issues" (The Westword).

Andrea moved from New Orleans to Colorado in 1999, where she began attending weekly poetry readings at Denver's political hub, The Mercury Café. In a years time she had rushed the scene, making her mark with the 2000 Denver Slam Team at The National Poetry Slam in Providence, Rhode Island. In the same year, Andrea joined Vox Feminista, a multi-passionate performance tribe of radical, political women bent on social change through cultural revolution. She went on to become a four-time Denver Grand Slam Champion. Andrea took 4th place out of 350 poets in the individual finals at the 2004 National Poetry Slam in St Louis, while simultaneously leading Team Denver to a 2nd place title in the team competition.

Andrea has headlined everywhere from the Nuyorican Poet's Café to Pride Fests and Lady Fests to high schools and universities throughout the country. She has been showcased on Free Speech TV, Dyke TV, the documentary Slam Planet and Independent Radio Stations nationwide. She is featured on New York City's 2004 Best of Urbana CD, and is currently a member of the prestigious Bullhorn Collective "comprised of 30 of the highest ranking slam poets and most accomplished performance poets in the world." She has shared the stage with such names as Leslie Feinberg, Amy Goodman, Dennis Kucinich and KRS1.

Andrea's poetry deconstructs the foundations of the current political machine, highlighting issues such as patriarchy, gender norms, white-supremacy, and capitalist culture. Her words are honest, humble and "oh my god, I can't believe you said that in public!" (ex-girlfriend #4).


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St.Andrew

Loving it
I could definitely get use to listening

Dee Ramos

if u love slam and political/social statements... u'll love this!
I bought this CD b/c I heard "Traveling" on Andrea Gibson's web site. i was so touched i needed to buy the whole CD. i actually bought both. I love it. It's incredible. It inspires me to be a better person, better woman and better poet. Thank you CDBaby for making these CD's available to the world.

Cory

passionate, inspiring, inciteful
this cd is full of political fury and inspirational hope for change. each poem makes my heart ache and with each poem, i want more! andrea gibson is very talented!


Andrea Gibson is my Hero!
I saw her live and she was amazing...so bought the CD and it is great!

Miranda

FANTASTIC
Andrea Gibson is an amazing performance artist and both of her CDs will not disappoint you. "Swarm" is a lot of fun to listen to because of the live tracks which is something "Bullets and Windchimes" lacks. So if you're into poetry and/or Slam. Do not miss Andrea Gibson.

milena

andrea gibson's words are stuck in me head and they refuse to leave
this cd was beautifully put together. i especially loved the live versions of her reading and then speaking to the audience. it was great. the poems, especially the angry one about the parents, were kickass.

Shanay Daham

BRILLIANT!
Just when I thought poetry slam wasn\'t my thing.. Andrea proved me wrong. Words could not possibly describe this album, BUY IT NOW (if you don\'t like it, I\'ll give you your money back).

Hailey Jones

Another wonderful hit.
i saw Andrea and Katie Wirsing at the Java hut in Worcester. I bought Katie's cd and wanted Andrea's but she didn't have any. Months later I ordered Swarm and Bullets and Wind chimes off CD Baby (and apparently there is a third?). Both cd's are great and I really like Andrea's poetry! So inspirational. Recommended for everyone who wants to feel any sort of emotion.

C. Boylan

Great Mix
I love how this album features a finely-tuned mix of lows and highs; just when Andrea's raw, reflective commentary on something negative has depressed you, she perks you up with a little humour or a positive message put into action.
Andrea covers so many important topics here, with honesty, courage and originality.
If you've never heard her work before, please take a listen either to a sample on here on on YouTube. Unlike a lot of performance poets, the key to her work is in her imagery and language - her powerful voice and delivery techniques are a bonus. Gibson is a very talented poet and I'm very lucky to have been introduced to her work.

Josh Mahan

This CD speaks Volumes, truly AMAZING!
This album truly means alot to my friends and I. Swarm is extremely articulate, and it gives a true meaning on how life can be and is.
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