New CD from Acey is a Suite Treat

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Spoken Word Artist, Taalam Acey's latest CD -- California Suite -- plays like a novella. A canceled flight on election night is the backdrop. Among others, the CD features a thought provoking poem titled New President, which is destined to become the verbal collector's item from this monumental period in our nation's history.

With California Suite, Taalam Acey once again pushes the envelope of Spoken Word artistry. This CD plays like a novella set to Spoken Word poetry (Could this be the birth of a new genre?). As always, his message has depth and breadth that most poetscan only aspire to achieve. In classic Acey form, he rips, wrangles, and massages words to take readers on a sexual, intellectual, and inspirational journey of love, politics, and social consciousness. The CD is filled with excellent poetry, calling listeners (especially men and fathers) to accountability, but two pieces stick out as the most powerful- New President and Five Women.

Every person that voted for change needs to hear New President. Acey sums up, in his unique, eloquent fashion, the problems, the complexity, and the hope found in our new President. Like the now iconic Hope poster, New President is destined to become the verbal collector's item from this monumental period in our nation's history.

Five Women is a brilliant tribute to the women who shaped the man. Visit Acey's website to experience the poem with accompanying photos of these five beautiful women. Touching and inspiring, this visit into the family photo album offers a rare, yet vivid glimpse into Acey's world and formative years. As one fan put it, "The poem touches every man, woman, and child whose mother has called them (and sometimes whooped them) to something higher than their own self concept. Five Women is a Mother's Day poem for 365 days a year. "

As if all that wasn't enough, the end of the CD has three bonus tracks of familiar favorites- She Conjurez, Ugly 2/Self Help and What You Deserve. California Suite will leave you hungry for love, hopeful for change, and mindful that chance encounters are not by chance at all.

Taalam Acey has published a novel, a comprehensive collection of poems, an award winning memoir, and 12 Spoken Word CDs. He has been a full time traveling poet since 1999. Tens of thousands of people own his work and hundreds of thousands have watched him live or via television and the internet. Acey performs regularly in more than 50 cities in the US and abroad. On average, he is on a plane once every 3.5 days. That's 100 flights per year to promote Spoken Word.

Sandra Whittaker
Communications Specialist
sandrajeancornbread (at) yahoo (dot) com


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