Cassandra Tribe / Press

“Using a mix of music, spoken word and effects, "The Rest of the World" sees Tribe's characters and ideas fully developed and presented. While the music and the performance drives the piece, the last series of quotes - seen in silence against a black screen -will take your breath away. Tribe has quickly learned the video medium and found the missing link to her art. Her performance in "world" is so seamless as to make it difficult to remember it is only one person on screen, elevating her use of character and voices out of the "odd" and into a necessary presence.”

Janet Kiltzni - The Educated Easy, Book 5, Vol 12, Issue 23

"There are few artists that can do what Cassandra Tribe does. Whether with her poetry, her videos or her blog, Cassandra examines the truths that most of us can never come close to realizing and shows it for what it is, both beautiful and frightening at the same time.

“Cassandra Tribe is the best kept secret, at least from the country she is from. The rest of the world has followed her rising career including her in lists of the Top 100 Performers of the century and the Top 25 Most Influential American Women artists for years and yet, she remains virtually unknown in a country that loves their celebrity. And a part of her likes it this way, but that in itself is a mark of the humility and seriousness of the developing genius of this dramatic poet. Her video work is what is most striking. This is an artist who has wedded this ancient and unpracticed form of poetry to our technological age and the result echoes throughout your soul. Rumors of her new work, the Demon of Providence, raise a level of anticipation that is just not associated with poetry, because what Cassandra Tribe does is not poetry - she speaks the truth we have lost.”

Eric Lohnshen - Versifier's Journal, Vol 16. Ed 2.

"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! "

“Put your hand out, let Cassandra Tribe walk you though this journey. She will be your reflection on this trip to reality. 'Angel', Tribe's new collection of poetry explores the human condition, from the painful ebb and flow of love to the uncertainty of living in a world where "...Our poets are silent/Our singers drunk..." Tribe, lends her audience a didactic and Humanistic view of the world, whether it is through her poetry, essays or her daily blog. One stand-out poem by Tribe, the epic-poem Monster urges readers to face the harsh reality that comes with being irresponsible in life - the false gods and monsters created by blind acceptance.”

Vagner Revol - Poet Tree Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 1

"Angel" by Cassandra Tribe is a deep and intellectual spoken word EP that is filled with precise imagery and a tone that is tense and revealing. It is not just Cassandra's words that create the journey; it is her delivery, pacing, and tranquil voice that really rounds out the concept. She plays on silence in a way that keeps you longing for the next line and hanging on every word."

“The artist, with chameleon-like tones, trained in vocal techniques, was armed only with a small journal. An androgynous shadow traced on the wall. The words, in whatever language they were (with her Argentinean translator, and her Spanish vocal coach) sutured wounds in listeners, some standing, sitting, nestled into corners, others with their hands covering their mouths, surprised at the power of the voices. I don't know who it was that whispered naughtily, who screamed with might, who scratched souls, the person who sang, the person that afterwards thanked us humbly, the demon, the woman, the shadow. Today at home, as I type, to try and ease my mid, I've decided that the diversity in her art holds true to her last name. After the event, the crowd dissipated, leaving only a few to enjoy a couple of beers. The night at La Periferia came to an end; everyone took the words as an excuse, the lights when out, and through the dark space murmured an echo.”

"The House of Weddings"...is driven by incantation and prayer-energy, putting it into a class by itself.

Gregg Shapiro - Chicago Free Press. Music, No. 24

"Some people will never know or understand what it takes to make an exceptional piece, nor appreciate the hard work involved. Even fewer are willing to commit to the effort, but Tribe is the glorious exception, 'the Demon of Providence' is the diamond she has pulled from the rough."

Jonathan Bryce Russel - Echoes and Memories, Nov 2009, Vol 12, Issue 29

“With the 'Demon' Tribe firmly establishes herself as a dramatic poet of note. Rare is the poet today who strives with each new creation to take the reader further and further into a wholly imagined world through sheer mastery of craft. It is a pleasure to watch Cassandra Tribe become.”

E. Greenfar - Versifier's Journal, Vol 16. Ed 2.

“The event, began with a screening of the film The Demon of Providence (http://loveandwords.com/) which is itself a performance, with a moving soundtrack of original string music created by the artist herself. Subsequently, the poet sang her ghazal No. 1, honoring with her words and her voice this ancient form of Persian poetry, which she teaches and cultivates in her workshops. Afterwards, Tribe conducted her performance Philemon, in Spanish and English, and concluded with a reading of her poem The Dreams of Bees, part of her album, Angel (2008), in which Tribe recites her poems in the tradition of the Spoken Word.”