Sekou Andrews Becomes 1st Poet Nominated for “Best Spoken Word Album” Grammy® in 12 Years | WATCH NEW VIDEO for Single “The Music Movement”!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

New Visual For 2nd Single “The Music Movement” Out Now

RENOWNED POET SEKOU ANDREWS BECOMES THE FIRST POET NOMINATED FOR “BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM” GRAMMY® IN OVER A DECADE

(LOS ANGELES) – For the first time in twelve (12) years a contemporary spoken word poet has received a GRAMMY® nomination in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category. That poet is SEKOU ANDREWS for his self-titled, avant-garde and very poetic 6-track offering, SEKOU ANDREWS & THE STRING THEORY. Maya Angelou was nominated in 2007 and prior to that won the award in 2002 for “A Song Flung Up To Heaven.”

Andrews’ album is nominated alongside Michelle Obama (Becoming), The Beastie Boys (Beastie Boys Book), Eric Alexandrakis (I.V. Catatonia), and John Waters (Mr. Know It All). The award show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020 broadcasting on CBS at 8PM EST/5PM PST.

“Receiving this recognition is beyond exciting and an incredible honor. I’ve dedicated my career to helping to pioneer a commercially viable industry for the art form I love. I hope having spoken word poetry back on the GRAMMY® map will open doors for future poets to be recognized,” said Sekou. “Plus, what better company for The String Theory and I to be in than to be nominated alongside Michelle Obama!” he added.

SEKOU ANDREWS & THE STRING THEORY, an album of poetry conceived and written by Andrews and paired with a neo-classical, symphony orchestra called The String Theory, comprised of more than 50 European and American musicians, has turned spoken word on its ear.

The album’s soulfully symphonic second single, “The Music Movement,” finds Sekou using riveting spoken word over a breathtakingly epic orchestral track to celebrate the power of music in our lives, affirming: “And we will know that our symphony is hotter than my single, when God hears us turn on and shouts ‘That’s my soooong!’” The new music video was shot with the orchestra across multiple locations in Berlin, including the murals along the Berlin wall to symbolize the power of art to break down barriers. Watch The Video Here.

It’s lead track, “Good Vibes,” which catapulted the nomination, delivers a beautiful, haunting musical bed for Sekou’s words that speak through your soul, affirming: “We’re composed of vibrations that ripple and collide/Our bodies are instruments that harness good vibes/Our cells keep our score, our music is alive…We Are Art!”

During his 17-year career as a full-time poet, Sekou has innovated a new category of public speaking he has coined “Poetic Voice.” This cutting-edge style of communication is disrupting the speaking industry by seamlessly fusing inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry and is electrifying audiences at the world’s largest organizations.

Legendary producer, Quincy Jones once stated about Sekou, “I’m starting to think there isn’t a crowd this young brother can’t bring on their feet.”

About SEKOU

Sekou Andrews is one of the most successful spoken word poets world-wide. A former schoolteacher turned award-winning-recording-artist, and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, on any given day you may find Sekou keynoting at a Fortune 500 company, inspiring thousands at a concert, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. His poetic keynotes are in such high demand with leading brands like Google, Toyota, Nike, Paypal, Viacom, EA Games and Microsoft, that Forbes has named him “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” Sekou has shared the stage with music heavyweight, chart-toppers that include Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar and more. His latest, genre-bending album of poetry paired with the String Theory, a neo-classical orchestra from Europe, has just made him the first contemporary spoken word poet to be nominated for a GRAMMY® in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category.

MORE News on T.U.M.S.!

Singer Kierra Sheard's New Single "It Keeps Happening" Hits #1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay Chart
Legendary R&B Group The Whispers Releases New Single "How Long" | WATCH NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO!
The Staple Singers 7-CD Box Set "Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection" Coming Nov. 13rd, 2020
Singer Selina Albright to Release New Single "Holding On" on Oct. 16th, 2020
Drummer Adonis Rose to Release New Album "Piece Of Mind - Live At Blue Llama" on Sept. 25th, 2020 | ...
Music Group San Gabriel 7 Releases New Album "Red Dress" feat. Femi Knight | LISTEN!
Koryn Hawthorne Releases New Album "I Am" | Watch New Video for Single "How Great"!
Singer Cedric Ballard Releases New Single "Blessing Me" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Cornetist Ron Miles Releases New Single "The Rumor" - LISTEN! New Album "Rainbow Sign" Coming Oct. 9...
Rising UK Soul Singer Beth Macari Releases New Single "How To Love" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Tasha Cobbs Leonard Releases New Single "Royalty" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Nation Beat Releases New Album "The Royal Chase" | LISTEN to New Single "Big Chief"!
Singer Stephen Robinson Releases New Single "I Still Have My Smile" | LISTEN!
Singer D. McGhee Releases New Music Video for "Rescue" | WATCH!
Contemporary Jazz Flutist Alexander Zonjic to Release New Album “Playing It Forward" on Oct. 9th, 20...
Butcher Brown to Release New Album "#KingButch" on Sept. 18th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "Cabbage"...
Verve Label Group And UMe Release First-Ever Official Music Video For Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wond...
Singer Calvin Bridges Releases Music Video For New Single "Breathe" | WATCH!
Singer Charles Martin Releases New Single "Truth" | LISTEN!
Pianist/Producer Alfa Mist Reworks Eddie Henderson's "Galaxy" | LISTEN!
Mali Music Releases Amazon Original Cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls” | LISTEN!
Purcy Robinson's New Single "All Glory Goes To You" Debut at #1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales Ch...
Smoke Jazz Club Launches New Streaming Service "Smoke Screens" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Vocalist Luba Mason Releases New Album "Triangle" on Oct. 23rd, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "In Walk...
Kirk Franklin x Wyclef Jean Releases New Single "Love Theory (Remix)" | LISTEN!
Music Legend Billy Ocean Releases New Album "One World" | LISTEN to New Single "When I Saw You"!
Aaron Lindsey Launches New Label MultiEthnic Records | Releases Debut Single "Take Care" - LISTEN!
German Trumpeter Nils Wülker Releases New Album, "GO" | WATCH NEW VIDEO for "Blow Up"!
R&B Singer OYA Releases New Single "Jesse" | WATCH NEW VIDEO! New Album "My Father's Star" Coming So...
Patti LaBelle & Full Force Releases Unreleased Track "Ain't Nuthin' But A Feelin'" (EP) | LISTEN!
Singer DeLeon Carr Releases New Single "I Got It" on Sept. 8th, 2020 | LISTEN!
Mezzo-Soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis Debuts Stunning New Video for “To The Afflicted” | WATCH!
Japanese Pianist Hiromi Creates One-Minute Video Portraits | Every Wed. @ 7am EST on YouTube | WATCH...
Singer Antwan Jenkins Releases Two-Sided Single "Victory/More Of You" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Gospel Singer San Franklin to Release New Album "The Free Project" on Sept. 25th, 2020 | WATCH NEW V...
Charlie Wilson Sets Record on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs Chart With Most #1 Singles
Music Legend George Benson to Release New Album "Weekend In London" on Nov. 13th, 2020 | Listen to N...
Marvin Sapp to Release New Album "Chosen Vessel" on Oct. 9th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single "Undefeate...
Patti LaBelle Joins ONE WORLD 'Celebrity Circle' as Historic Charity Anthem for Pandemic & Racial Ju...
Singer/Actress Brave Williams Releases New Single "Don't Tell Me No" | LISTEN! Self-Titled Debut Alb...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *