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Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai releases new album Further She Wrote

January 3, 2011

 

Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai has released a new album entitled Further She Wrote.

Here’s the 411 below.

Moving Earth Productions LLC is proud to announce the digital release of HBO Def Poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai’s sophomore spoken word album, ‘Further She Wrote.’ A continued evolution from her debut ‘Infinity Breaks’ (2007), this album marks Kelly’s second collaboration with international touring artist and producer Black Cracker, whose beat-making has been featured in VIBE, The New Yorker, Dazed & Confused, Playboy, and XLR8R.

Recorded at Liquor Laughter Studios 3.0 in Brooklyn, NY, ‘Further She Wrote’ features eleven of Kelly’s original spoken word poems, re-imagined with Black Cracker’s spacey, sexy, electro-flavored hip hop beats. Kelly says of their collaboration: “We wanted to up the game of what’s happening in the world of music and spoken word.”

An innovator and veteran of the spoken word stage, Kelly has performed at over 450 venues worldwide including three seasons of “Russell Simmons Preasents HBO Def Poetry” and on the same bill as Mos Def, KRS-One, Sonia Sanchez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, DMX, Wyclef Jean, Tracy Morgan, Amiri Baraka, Abiodun Oyewele of the Last Poets, Harry Belafonte, and many more.

The daughter of Chinese and Taiwanese immigrants, Kelly describes growing up within the culture of spoken word: “I’ve been doing it since I was a teen, so it’s a crucial part of who I am and how I’ve come to have an artistic voice and a global audience, despite stereotypes that distort Asian females as being silent without anything powerful, passionate, or important to say.”

‘Further She Wrote’ is available via digital download on Kelly’s Bandcamp (http://kellytsai.bandcamp.com). Physical CD’s will be available in January 2011 via her Bandcamp and website (http://www.yellowgurl.com). Kelly’s seventh consecutive Move This Earth National Spoken Word Tour is continuing to book tour leg dates that include the East Coast, South, Midwest, and West Coast in 2011.

For further information contact:

• Press inquiries: Doreen Kramer, publicity@yellowgurl.com

• Booking inquiries: Jill Aguado, booking@yellowgurl.com

• Official Website: http://www.yellowgurl.com

• Bandcamp: http://kellytsai.bandcamp.com

• Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/kztsai

• Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yellowgurlpoet

• Facebook: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

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