The continuing inspiration of the rhythm poets in the Jamaican Year of Poetree. Following the lineage of the griots, voicing the Rastafari philosophy of freedom of expression and resistance, connection and protection. A mix of dub, soul and Afrobeat poets from Africa to Jamaica to Trinidad, to the UK, the USA, and Canada. The future of reggae in the electronic crossover, the global dance poetic.

This is part two, really, of my explorations into dub poetry. For part one, #13 Poetry Caan Nyam, click here

Tracklist

This Train - Bob Marley
My Mountain Top (Version for Soprano Saxophone) - Gerard McChrystal, Lemn Sissay & Andy Scott
Israel Harmony & Israel Dub (12" Version) - Augustus Pablo
Dubwise - Jean "Binta" Breeze
Freedum (Acapella) - Yasus Afari
Man Show - Cherry Natural
A Freedom Song - Oku Onuora
Free - Michael St. George
International Currency (KuduroBlast) - Kush Arora & Jahdan Blakkamoore
Open Your Eyes - The M.A.D. Poet
Project Princess - Tracie Morris
Luku A Meisje (Uproot Andy & Geko Jones Remix) - Prince Koloni
Dis Poem - Mutabaruka
Mothership (Chief Boima Deep Space Remix) - Old Money
Mi Cyaan Believe It - Mikey Smith
We Stories - Lillian Allen
Family Man (I Can See For Miles Remix) - Dub Colossus
The Glory of Kings - Brother Resistance
Wine Pon Paper (Acapella) - Yasus Afari
Dndabp - Mr Something Something & Ikwunga the Afrobeat Poet
Full Moon - Oku Onuora
Rap Connected - Benjamin Zephaniah
Bible & Gun - D'bi
If - Oku Onuora
Story - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Dub Talking, Pt. 3 - Ras Marcus Benjamin & the Nyabinghi Warriors
I Can See Clearly - Garnet Silk & Yasus Afari

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