Adán Bean is an accomplished spoken word poet, emcee, writer, storyteller, and voice-over talent hailing from a small town in Ohio but has called Atlanta home for over a decade. As a graduate of Morehouse College, Adán has anchored his creative base firmly in the Atlanta arts, culture, and music scene. After bringing his talents to the Kennedy Center in 2020, Adán was awarded the Serenbe Frances Focus Fellowship from the South Fulton Institute. Adán Bean filmed a Tiny Desk concert performance and directed the short documentary film “Curb Appeal,” which tackles the issues of housing insecurity and home inequity. As a 2019 TEDx speaker and 2017 National Poetry Slam song winner, he’s represented Atlanta on numerous slam teams for the PSI National Poetry Slam Competition. In June 2021, he debuted Double Consciousness, an original stage show alongside comedian-collaborator David Perdue, at the historic Morton Theater (Athens, GA).
His work has been featured on or with companies/brands such as Change.org, TEDx, Habitat for Humanity, CarMax, Coca-Cola, Cricket Wireless, Delta Airlines, SONY Music Group, Def Jam, Cash Money Records, and more. Adán Bean is working on his sophomore EP as well as his first work of collected poems and essays while touring colleges throughout the Midwest this Spring and Fall semester.