SEKOU ANDREWS THE GRAMMY NOMINATED POET, NOMINATED FOR BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
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.