Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson

born in Jamaica in 1952, moved to London in 1963. Poet, producer, performer and living legend, LKJ is widely regarded as the father of ‘dub poetry’, a term he coined to describe the way a number of reggae DJs blended music and verse. He is the second living poet to have been published in the Penguin Classic series, and has recorded several albums on the Island label, including Forces of Victory, Bass Culture, LKJ In dub and Making History and founded his own record label – LKJ – in the mid-1980s, selling over two million records worldwide.

Jamaica > London, 1963.
Inglan is a bitch. Dere’s no escapin it. Dere’s no runnin’ whey fram it.
Inglan is a bitch. Fi true.

Teatro Sociale, Saturday September 17, 6 PM

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