Tou SaiK Lee

Spoken Word Artist

A celebrated 2016 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, Tou SaiK Lee is a renowned Hmong hip hop and spoken word artist that uses lyrical poetry to revitalize his culture’s legacy. For the last 15 years, he has enriched the lives of generations through artist residencies at K-12 schools and other educational centers. Additionally, Lee’s passion for connection and engagement has further inspired him to develop the Unified Creative Learning (UCL) arts curriculum based on his songs. Not only has his musical craft served as a personal refuge and inspiration for Lee, the impact of his talent has also been recognized in several documentaries. With every line of poetry chanted, Lee preserves the legacy of his culture and strengthens the ties that bind youth and elders together within the Hmong community.