Dub poetry on, off main stage

Dub poetry on, off main stage

Although dub poetry, combining often rebellious poetry and music, is a critical success, is there really a stage to get the message across? A number of dub poets have resorted to the mainstream arenas, such as stage shows, to perform their work. Dub poetry is a form of performance poetry consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms, that originated in Jamaica in the 1970s, Oku Onura, Mutabaruka and the late Mikey Smith being the pioneers in Jamaica, with Linton Kwesei Johnson at the forefront of the British scene.

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