Widely celebrated as one of the greatest poets of his generation, Benjamin Zephaniah is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls “street politics”. His poetry, books and plays have captivated hearts and minds, fuelling imaginations and winning him a legion of fans all over the world.
Though his music is lesser known than his written work, it is no less fervent. Created alongside his accomplished producer and collaborator The Sea, the Revolutionary Minds album is a deep selection of dub-reggae juggernauts, the essence and style of which fully reinforce the messages projected through Zephaniah’s powerful lyrics.
Radikal Queen speaks the Blues to music, with a majestic set that is blessed with the traditions of her Ancestors, from all over the planet and featuring Ojay, the awesome Bass Guy of Newcastle. Radikal Queen is a passionate cultural activist, a polemical, political, and melodical performer who defies definition. Her fusion of Black music, political thought and outrageous femininity awaits you.
Wednesday 29 May, 8pm