Performing Art – San Antonio
Andrea Sanderson (poet, singer, hip hop artist) known on stage as 'Vocab' has been a spoken word artist since 2001. She has traveled the nation featuring at: DePauw University, Moorehouse College, Cameron University, Rice University, and Trinity University. She is a member of the 2005-2008 San Antonio Puro Slam team and Corpus Christi Ballabajoomba Slam Team. Vocab had the pleasure of opening for Grammy Award winning recording artists Mary Mary, as well as Eric Roberson. She opened for Vice Presidential candidate of the Green Party and hip hop activist Rosa Clemente. She was the master of ceremonies for the 19th Annual International Women’s Day March held in San Antonio, Texas. She currently co-hosts: 2nd Verse Open Mic, Jazz & Poetry with a Purpose, and Fresh Ink Youth Poetry Slam. Andrea also enjoys doing volunteer organizing with the Martinez St. Women's Center, Rape Crisis Center, and Haven for Hope. She has been a judge for the city wide competition La Voz for 2013 - 2015. In October of 2011 she released a c.d. entitled Vocab Presents: Sessions In Flight and it is available on iTunes. She was voted in the top three Best Of category R&B Band/Artist by the San Antonio Current for 2012 & 2013. The poetry spot 2nd Verse that she co-hosts won Best Open Mic in the Nation in 2011 & 2012. She was nominated for RAW Artist Award in the category of Performance Art in 2013. In 2014 she had the honor of opening up for Motionhouse a dance theatre company from the UK. In 2015 she featured with music and poetry at the Tobin Center, The Jo Long Theatre, and traveled to the emirate city Abu Dhabi to perform for military troops stationed at Al Dhafra Airbase. She has recently become a published poet in The Texas Observer January 2016 Issue & Pariah Anthology SFA Press March 2016.