Renowed Poet Sekou Andrews Garners Grammy Award
Nomination for Spoken Word Album 'Sekou Andrews and the String Theory'
(New York, NY) - Sekou Andrews
is the first Contemporary Spoken Word poet to receive a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Spoken Word Album" for
his album "Sekou Andrews and the String Theory." The album was up against Michelle Obama's "Becoming"
for the win.
It might seem impossible, at least until
you consider that his album of poetry paired with a neo-classical orchestra from Europe, that his album beat out submissions
by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Common, Stephen Colbert, Phylicia Rashad/Kobe Bryant, Chelsey Handler, Lin-Manuel
Miranda, Bernie Sanders, Russel Brand, Chelsea Handler, Tay Diggs, Chuck D and 190 other submissions to get the nomination.
Ironically Sekou performed for President and Michelle Obama in Oprah Winfrey's backyard, and attended the White House's first
spoken word night at the White House.
Sekou's work with "The
String Theory" offers a never-seen-before, genre-bending spin on classical music. He is among the best paid poets in
America with Forbes calling him "the de facto Poet Laureate of corporate America". Sekou is also an elementary school