Libby La Poet x Eldad Arad is a Brooklyn-based performance act blending poetry with live instrumentation and electronic music. A unique musical fusion of ambient groove, hip hop, electronic, and funk complements spoken word vocals. Created by looping bass, synthesizer, drum machine, and handheld instruments such as kalimba, xylophone, and shakers, the music blends classical instruments with experimental electronic sounds. Libby’s poetry explores reinstating synchronicity between human life and the natural world, uncovering authenticity in mind and body, and seeks to transport listeners to make contact with the heart center. Rhythm, rhyme, wordplay and experimentation with sound-making weave their way through her poetry. In other projects, Eldad plays bass for the Brooklyn-based hip hop/jazz band, Sibling, and Libby performs her poetry in combination with live dance. Most recently the duo created musical poetry together for Homeland/Heartland/Dreamland, an interdisciplinary performance project fusing poetry, music, dance and book arts, as part of a grant with The Brooklyn Arts Council.
Earth-Beat Festival New Zealand, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland, 0632
Earth-Beat Aotearoa is a not-for-profit organization supported by a growing community of spirited individuals. Our purpose is to provide a platform for presence, transformation and celebration that will inspire and empower new ways of living. Through hosting transformational, co-creative events, we aim to nuture and nourish our community on our journey together.
We envision a world where life is not only sustainable but regenerative; a world where we focus on potential rather than problems, where individual contributions are aligned with the greater good, and where we live in harmony with the natural rhythms of our bodies and the Earth.