Further She Wrote by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Further She Wrote by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

HBO Def Poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai has released her 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.”

Here’s the track listing:

1. Real Women I Know
2. Self-Centered
3. The Ballad of a Maybe Gentrifier
4. Beto, Bed-Stuy Sketch #1
5. The Confessions of Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
6. Letter to Lauryn Hill
7. A Decade in Haiku
8. Weapons of Mass Creation
9. Black, White, Whatever…
10. Kindness over Genius
11. Resolve

Listen to cuts of Further She Wrote below:

The album is “Name Your Own Price” for the rest of December 2010 and January 2011.

‘Further She Wrote’ is available via digital download here. Physical CD’s will be available in January 2011 via her Bandcamp and website here. 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.

Find out what Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is all about

More about Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
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.”

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