Recent years have seen not only a growing synergy between music and poetry, but a growing synergy between culture and the world’s restless surge toward social change.
For example, in May several artists gathered at the Ice House, an artists complex in the heart of Orange County, California. Orange County is often stereotyped as being defined by Disneyland but there’s a lot more than Mickey Mouse going on as you can see here.
This is the 50 second trailer for “Power of Word,” the third episode of Live at the Icehouse: http://youtu.be/ItSuJBNIghw
This is the full nineteen minute full episode: http://www.liveicehouse.com/episodes/003.html
All of this was done to help promote 100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change. This movement continues to gain worldwide traction. During the ongoing upheavals in Turkey, the cultural component has been led by affiliates of 100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change. For more information on how all this is manifesting all over the planet, check out 100TPC.org.