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Carlos Andres Gomez

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Word Travels is honored to present a special evening with the legendary spoken word artist Carlos Andres Gomez. 

This is a rare opportunity to see Carlos perform a full spoken word set on his brief visit to Oz. Only one night in Sydney!

"A fervent manifesto...raw and heartfelt" 
-Washington Post

“Gómez’s performance is part classic artiste and part lyrical prophet. Think Keats, meets Bob Marley meets Tupac Shakur.”
-Caymanian Compass

“Powerful and tear-jerking…a mind-blowing, perspective-changing experience.”
–Cord Weekly 

“…a truth-telling visionary.”
–Brass Magazine 

Doors open 8pm for an 8.30 start

Sydney Dance Lounge, Walsh Bay

Monday 8 December

Tickets only $20/15



Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. A former social worker and inner-city public school teacher, he grew up the child of a United Nations’ diplomat and indigenous rights’ activist – living in four countries before graduating high school.

Carlos appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and, most recently, in the third season of TV One’s Verses and Flow. He has headlined festivals all over the world, including Indonesia, South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the U.K., and as Guest of Honor at the Berlin International Literature Festival in Germany.

Carlos has been featured on NPR, TEDx, Upworthy, MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Central Park SummerStage, Macy’s Passport Show, the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, the Omega Institute’s Women & Power Conference, and on Broadway with Savion Glover.

He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His also the co-star of Spike Lee's film, Inside Man with Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster