Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Video: Jill Scott – ‘A Celebration of American Poetry at the Whitehouse’


Via: Pinboardblog
"Jill Scott recently performed a selection of poetry before a special audience including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a special event entitled A Celebration of American Poetry at the Whitehouse. This is a must watch!

As well as being a three-time Grammy award winning musician, Jill Scott is also a writer whose collection of poems entitled ‘The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours’ became a New York Times best seller. Other artists who showcased the impact of poetry on American culture on the night included Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Common, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann, and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Jill Scott embarks upon a new stage in her career with the June 27th release of her fourth studio album ‘The Light of the Sun’."

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