Plum Dragoness and the Elements | Live @ the Rotunda

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Live @ the Rotunda

by Plum Dragoness and the Elements

live musical compositions ranging from ambient-down-tempo-grooves to funk, hip-hop and drum & bass to African high-life plus Irish folk rhythm soundscapes that set the tone for the dance between lyrical poetry, luscious vocals & the spoken word!
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ire Polytrix (Live)
7:23 album only
2. Reciprocation (Live)
9:05 $0.99
3. Window Seat (Live)
6:30 $0.99
4. Lung Shen (Live)
4:33 $0.99
5. Pursuits (Live)
7:15 $0.99
6. Sustenance (Live)
8:43 $0.99
7. Grow (Live)
9:30 $0.99
8. Band Intro (Live)
1:28 $0.99
9. Elemental Jam (Live)
10:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
the new album features recordings from 2011 of various live performances in the ongoing community arts series "Poet-tree En Motion" held @ The Rotunda ( by poetess-Plum Dragoness (a.k.a.Gabrielle de Burke) & by musicians-The Elements (Larry Connelly, Jay Davidson, Jay Drums, Jon Esposito, Harun Najashi, Elliott Levin, Ali Richardson, & Larry Toft)! Production/Mixing by Styx Latte ( together they bring a collaboration of live musical compositions ranging from ambient/down-tempo-grooves to funky hip-hop to drum & bass to African high-life meets Irish folk rhythms...soundscapes set the scene for the dance between lyrical poetry, luscious vocals & the spoken word!

this recording project captures the 'live element of performance'… where a diverse range of musical genres set the scene for listeners to experience the dynamic 'in the moment' dance between live instrumentation, lyrical poetry, sultry vocals & the spoken word!

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“very impressive cd - powerful actually… I am loving it thus far… so glad I decided to listen… nicely done… spoken word and musical arrangements… what a gift.”
-Gabrielle Wanamaker (Business Woman & Consultant)

“Thanks Plum Dragoness - aka Gabrielle de Burke for coming to the Of Mythic Proportions class and leading such a super workshop!! I knw the kids appreciated everything you shared with them!”
-Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod (Founder & Producing Artistic Director-Naked Feet Theatrical Productions)

"the Plum Dragoness is an INCREDIBLE performer who should NOT BE MISSED…If you haven't seen Plum Dragoness perform yet, YOU ARE MISSING OUT…don't sleep on this gem!
-Lina Luv (a.k.a. Caroline Ashurst/Acupuncturist by day & DJ by night)

"Gabrielle’s poetry is pure sensory theatre... its more than words from a page… her poetry summons movement from the listener… from playful to serious, from relaxed to hurried… delighting children & adults in the village."
-Gina Renzi (Director of the rotunda)

"This exceptional performance saved me… & lightened the mood for everyone! Her performances have great imagination… full of enthusiasm & she was greater than words can put it.”
-Tamika L. Davis (Writer for the Community College of Philadelphia)

"Her voice is soothing, her body language entrancing and her messages amazing."
-Lindsay Gallagher (Art Therapist)

“Plum Dragoness boldly speaks, sings and dances her truth, evoking in her audience the desire to use their own voices to claim their unquestionable power.”

“Gabrielle is a dedicated artist whose work fosters social dialogue and understanding through the stories and myths, dance, poetry, studies on cultures, and people she brings to her performances and public projects.”
-Melissa Ayres (Company Manager, Board Member of ArcheDream for Humankind)

"a great personality that can be felt by audience(s) and excellent stage presence"
-Erin Rabe (Engineer & URS)

"We were honored to have Plum Dragoness (Gabrielle de Burke) perform her erotica… Superb… (The audience’s) response was overwhelming… First time in three plus years I have ever seen anyone get a standing ovation from the audience… It was obvious she needed to be invited back as a featured performer!"
She is a truly gifted and talented performance artist, incorporating dance, poetry and theatre in her presentations.”
-Susana Mayer (Ph.D./Sexologist, Founder & Host The Erotic Literary Salon)

"Plum Dragoness is truly a woman of our time. Her voice and choice of words connects us to the modern age, and yet still transcends us to an ancient time making everything she does to be timeless. Poetess, Singer, Dancer, Actress, and most of all a Prophet. If there is one show that is not to be missed in this day and age it would be Plum Dragoness and the Elements...."
-Jeffrey King Duryea (Musician & Wordsmith)

“The spoken word pieces… (that she) chose to perform really emphasized and complimented the power of seeing a female performing artist express how gender stereotypes have affected her, was moving, and illustrated a contemporary example of how the negative effects of stereotypes can be turned into beautiful positive creative expression.”
-Shelley Hedlund (Program Manager & Artist-MYX/ Multi-cultural Youth eXchange)

“Gabrielle adds dimension and flair (to performances)…her gift of improvisation is unparalleled”
-Glenn Weikert (Executive Director of Archedream & Music Producer)



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