[Get Lit’s] Debut Spoken Word Album 6 Feat Submitted for Grammy Nomination
Help 6 Feat Receive Nomination for Best Spoken Word Album
For Immediate Release August 20, 2020 – Los Angeles. 6 Feat, the debut album from indie label Carmen 56 featuring the poets of Get Lit, has been submitted for a Grammy Nomination in the Spoken Word Category by musical pioneer and iconic background vocalist Claudia Lennear.
“I have seen the poets of Get Lit perform many times,” said Lennear, who was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom. “Their poems are like fire, illuminating the human condition and I was thrilled to submit this album for consideration.”
Released on July 10th, the album received this nod in the Rumor Mill column of Hits Daily Double: “Carmen 56 and its roster of poets have released a collection of 11 odes titled 6 Feat. Consisting of spoken-word pieces set to musical soundscapes, the set—which takes on issues of systemic racism, cultural identification and self-transformation—is a bracing survey of eloquent young voices that have been developed and nurtured in Diane Luby Lane’s award-winning Get Lit poetry program.” Full HITS post here.
“I have seen the poets of Get Lit perform many times,” said Lennear. “Their poems are like fire, illuminating the human condition and I am thrilled to submit this album for consideration.”
6 Feat was produced by Shevy Smith and executive produced by Khalid Reede Jones, Luby Lane and Samuel Curtis and is the debut album release from spoken word music label Carmen 56, featuring the poets of Get Lit. The label was established by Elite Shout Media, which is helmed by composer/producer Smith and entrepreneur Reede Jones, in collaboration with Literary Riot, Inc.
6 Feat was recorded at The Shouteau in Los Angeles, CA. Additional vocals recorded at The Village in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Carmen 56 here.
About Get Lit
The artists of 6 Feat began their spoken word performance careers in the Get Lit program, which reaches 50,000 youth each year and over 300 million people online, hosting the largest Classic Slam in the country every spring. In January of 2020, director Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting) premiered his latest feature Summertime, a film written by and starring 27 Get Lit poets, on opening night at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is scheduled for theatrical release in May of 2021. In 2016, Simon and Shuster published Get Lit Rising, an anthology of powerful poetry and personal narrative. www.getlit.org
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About the Spoken Word Album Of The Year Award:
The Best Spoken Word GRAMMY Award goes to notable poetry, audiobooks and storytelling recordings. Three US Presidents have won the award: Jimmy Carter (who has won the award three times), Bill Clinton and Barack Obama (who has won the award twice), along with spoken recordings of John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Four U.S. Senators have won: Barack Obama, Everett Dirksen, Al Franken (won prior to his election), and Hillary Clinton (won when she was First Lady). First Lady Michelle Obama has also won the award after she was First Lady.
Diane Luby Lane
Founder & Executive Director at Get Lit – Words Ignite