MARCH 2008 press release: Having surfaced in the english Wikipedia, Tribe's home site (loveandwords) and her daily blog have seen dramatic increases in visits as more people discover her essays, videos, open mic work and writings. The video "the cradle, the lamb" continues to be popular and her next video release "The Rest of the World" is highly anticipated.
NOVEMBER 2007 Press release: Cassandra Tribe releases her first video, "Ugly Diamonds". Visit her homesite at loveandwords.com to view.
"The House of Weddings" features the spoken word of Cassandra Tribe. The twelve-track album examines the nature of commitment to our selves, others, faith, and life. Cassandra uses very creative vocal effects and techniques, including the use of multiple voices and changing the timbre and pitch of her voice to sound like a woman or a man. Her reading is excellent...very heartfelt and dramatic! The music and poetry are somber and deep, tearing at your heart and soul. The album seems to climax at the poem entitled, "Devastation" with lyrics such as, "O sweet devastation/This choice we are all free to make/Do we give up our all/To become something new?/Or acknowledge the weave of fate?" If you enjoy spoken word and are looking for something fresh, check out Cassandra Tribe!
- (Volume 2, Issue 9 April 5, 2007 LooseyLucy.com)
“The House of Weddings” by spoken-word performer Cassandra Tribe is driven by incantation and prayer-energy, putting it into a class by itself.
- Gregg Shapiro, Music, No. 24, The ChicagoFreePress
"Cassandra Tribe is the most original artist I’ve heard in a very long time."
-Brian Douthit, Eyes Of The Poet Radio
More than four years in the making, “the House of Weddings” redefines Cassandra Tribe. Fans of her first CD, "the Garden of Lost Things” will recognize the lyrical thought and deep questioning of her work yet this portfolio takes on a new dimension only promised within the “Garden.”
Replacing the electronica of the first CD with acoustic composition and stand alone vocal work, Tribe shines. Her voice, made up of both male and female presentations, offers a unique balance and interpretation of the words. The musical accompaniment and arrangements, drawn from sampling on her first CD have been entirely replaced by original composition and a greater manipulation of the human voice.
Inspired by the historical tale of a farmer in Rhode Island who built homes for each of his daughter as they married, “the House of Weddings” is an examination of the nature of commitment - to our selves, others, faith and life. Written during three years of traveling the United States, Tribe’s exposure to different styles of vocalizing is reflected in the bluegrass tones of “Take it all”, the orchestral composition of “Heaven and Earth” and the maturation of her spoken style so eloquently displayed in “Devastation“.
Those of us lucky enough to have seen her performing the material live in Las Vegas, Florida and Texas have witnessed, firsthand, the tremendous impact of her writing and her ability as a performer. The "House" is accessible to a broader audience than just those of us dedicated to spoken word.
To repeat what someone once said about Tribe, she is truly the “architect of the soul” and with each building that is finished, the city of life has been made a greater place.
A great choice for fans of spoken word, a greater choice to introduce someone to what the best of spoken word can be like.
Visit www.loveandwords.com for more information.
Visit Cassandra Tribe's blog http://c_tribe.bravejournal.com