Karen Gibson Roc is an astonishment. This poet/spoken word performer and musician is fierce and fearless. A chameleon, she calls herself a "POETIST" or "POETICVOCALIST"

A reviewer of one of her live performances once came to the conclusion that Gibson Roc must have something to do with the preservation of the universe. She has been compared to Gil Scott-Heron, although she is not political, as Scott-Heron was.
Karen Gibson Roc manages to ask profound questions without making them sound too hard to bear. Instead, her songs are so sweet and consoling that you start to wonder how you can ever do without her music. She seems connected to universal love.
Karen Gibson Roc says her main theme “is the evolution of spirit and the truth about following what is your calling here in the physical.” Her objective is “to inspire dream chasing, to uplift hearts, and to open minds.” And that she does. She grabs your soul and never lets go, both through her music, her words, and her spirit.

Karen has graced such stages as: Glamorama - A fundraiser for both The Children’s Cancer Research Fund and The Art Institute of Chicago, it was put together by Marshall Fields in conjunction with The Ford Modeling agency. Karen shared the bill with the likes of Patti Labelle, The Commodores and Sheila E. She has also performed for Russell Simmons on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Chicago’s Fashion Week w/Marshall Fields, S.O.B’s, Central Parks summer stage with the Lyricist Lounge, The Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House for Def Poetry Plugged In, The Whitney Museum, CMJ, Joe’s Pub, C.B.G.B’s C.B.G.B’s Gallery, Acme Underground, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, CAAM - California African American Museum, Pon Di River -Literary Arts and Music Festival in Jamaica W.I. to name a few.

Karen has completed a project for Viacom/The Kaiser Foundation, an AIDS testing awareness radio spot that she wrote (other artists included Common) and a VH1 SOUL commercial spot (currently running). She is a Canadian Council for the Arts-Grant Recipient for The Spoken Word and Storytelling Program (dub rap poetry).

Karen is featured on the recording “Future Waves of Black Folks” by Champion Soul-remixed by I.G.CULTURE, released by Main Squeeze and distributed by Goya Records. She is also on the record “Chea Chea” produced by Andrew Brown as part of a compilation put out by Kickin music ltd, “King Britt presents – jazzmental” – distributed in France by Universal Music and in Japan by JVC Entertainment.
Most recently she is featured on the Album "Anarchy & Alchemy" by Dub Gabriel

Karen Gibson Roc is the executive producer of her independently recorded and released album “5&2fish” - 2003. KGR and Fluid released a CD “Live @ The Whitney Museum NYC” - 2006. KGR and Fluid have also completed a live DVD/CD project “Traveling With Light” - 2007 (Produced by Lbm Productions with funding from The Canadian Council Of The Arts).
2008 saw the release of the acclaimed album "Touching The Soul" on Lemongrassmusic.de...it was re release by r2lounge of Japan in 2010 and now she sets the stage to release her latest endeavor THE COOL OF DAY -- out on Lemongrassmusic.de.
Karen was born on the island of Jamaica W.I. and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

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