panyabanjoko

Poetry, stories and knitting

October Dialogue

on January 22, 2017

I was fortunate to be part of an evening of performance, conversation and music that explored the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies. And even more thrilling was being on the same platform as the legendary and renowned Jamaican poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze.  She is, if you didn’t know, acclaimed for her inventive use of the dub artform. Breeze’s poetry gives voice to a wide range of disenfranchised people as well as personal, social, political and historical issues.

Along with myself  the evening also featured performances by Michael Brome and Marcus Joseph. The event was co-curated by The Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) and Renaissance One, a leading cultural activist organisation who have consistently pushed for greater diversity in the arts and who have a particular focus on narratives of race and culture.

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