Meet Sekou Andrews

Thursday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Independent Matters:
Youth Culture and Social Media

A week in the life of poetic voice, Sekou Andrews, could find him presenting an original talk for international executives, giving the keynote at a leadership conference or performing pieces for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. This schoolteacher turned national poetry slam champion has become the world’s leading poetic voice – a cutting-edge category of speaking that combines strategic storytelling, inspirational speaking, spoken word poetry, theater, and comedy to give voice to the messages of organizations and help them tell their most powerful stories. He has performed on national TV; presented for luminaries such as Larry King, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, and Norman Lear; and shared the stage with music heavyweights Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. His latest album, “Poetic License,” helped Andrews become the most awarded artist in the nation’s largest independent music organization. The poetic voice shows us the best version of ourselves to help us live into it. Andrews does more than inspire us with his story; he inspires us with our story.(from NAIS Conference Site)

Additional Resources

  1. Official Sekou Andrews Web Site:

Videos of Sekou Andrews

  1. TEDMED Talk 2009 [Video Link]
  2. Sekou Andrews- When I Grow Up- Spoken Funk [Video Link]

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