May 06, 2008

Beau Sia

I realize that last month, when I posted a number of performances (mostly taken from Mos Def's poetry series on HBO and collected here) I didn't include anything by Beau Sia, who is, for my money, amongst the best of the performance poets out there.

Sia achieved widespread exposure after his video response to Rosie O'Donnell's "ching chong" moment. He also caused a bit of a stir when he took issue with Hip Hop in one of his HBO performances. I couldn't find a video of that online but I did find this short video of Sia talking about his work.

Other notable performances from Beau Sia include "I'm so deep", "Back To The Now" and "Asian invasion". Check him out.