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Caribbean Roots: Black British and Caribbean Poets Read Their Own Work


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Caribbean Roots brings together recordings of ten Black British and Caribbean poets. The selections represent a range of experiences, emotions, styles, and influences, and they reflect both the culture of the Caribbean and life in Britain. The featured poets include Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, David Dabydeen, James Berry, John Agard, Amryl Johnson, E. A. Markham, Michael Smith, and Benjamin Zephaniah, all reading their own work in a mixture of studio recordings and electrifying live performances. This two-disc set will be essential for anyone interested in black writing and poetry in performance in Britain today.

Table of Contents

Disc one

Linton Kwesi Johnson (born 1952)

1. Introdution to Five Nights of Bleeding

2. Five Nights of Bleeding

3. Introduction to two poems

4. Want fi Goh Rave

5. It Noh Funny

6. Introduction to Two Sides of Silence

7. Two Sides of Silence

8. Introduction to Jamaica Lullaby

9. Jamaica Lullaby

10. Introduction to Sonny's Lettah

11. Sonny's Lettah

E. A. Markham (1939-2008)

12. Inheritance

13. Introduction to Nibble, Nibble

14. Nibble, Nibble

15. Butcher

16. Introduction to Grandmotherpoem

17. Grandmotherpoem

18. A Mugger's Game

19. Don't Talk to Me about Bread

20. Introduction to The Mother's Tale

21. The Mother's Tale

22. The Father's Story

23. A Good Life Sonnet

Jean 'Binta' Breeze (born 1956)

24. duppy street

25. hustler skank

26. aid travels with a bomb

27. lovin wasn easy

28. riddym ravings (the mad woman's poem)

David Dabydeen (born 1955)

29. Introduction to Coolie Mother

30. Coolie Mother

31. Miranda

32. Catching Crabs

33. The New Poetry

34. Introduction to Coolie Odyssey

35. Coolie Odyssey

Amryl Johnson (1944-2001)

36. Introduction to Qu'est-ce Qu'elle Dit?

37. Qu'est-ce Qu'elle Dit?

38. Introduction to J'Ouvert

39. J'Ouvert (We ting)

40. Introduction to The Loaded Dice

41. The Loaded Dice

42. Introduction to Dying in the Street

43. Dying in the Street

44. Introduction to Granny in de Market Place

45. Granny in de Market Place

46. Hole in the Wind

47. For a Sister

48. Introduction to The Unpaved Road

49. The Unpaved Road

Disc two

James Berry (born 1924)

1. Freedom

2. Introduction to Spirits of Movement

3. Spirits of Movement

4. It Seems I Test People

5. Introduction to Bluefoot Traveller

6. Bluefoot Traveller

7. Fractured Circles

8. Black Immigrant

9. Ongoing Encounter

10. Introduction to Night Comes too Soon

11. Night Comes too Soon

12. Banana and Mackerel

13. Two Black Labourers on a London Building Site

14. Introduction to Reclamation

15. Reclamation

16. Introduction to Bye Now

17. Goodbye Now

18. Bye Now

John Agard (born 1949)

19. Half-caste

20. Palm Tree King

21. Introduction to Anancy's Thoughts on Love

22. Anancy's Thoughts on Love

23. Go Spread Wings

24. Introducion to If You Don't Have Horse, Then Ride Cow

25. If You Don't Have Horse, Then Ride Cow

26. Introduction to poems from Man to Pan

27. Deliver

28. Let each hammer blow

29. is the sinking

30. For hands honed by pan grooves

31. Is more than a snapshot mirror

32. Beat it out man

Grace Nichols (born 1950)

33. Introduction to I is a long memoried woman

34. From dih pout of mih mouth

35. One Continent/To Another

36. Waterpot

37. Without Song

38. Sugar Cane

39. Introduction to I Coming Back

40. I Coming Back

41. Night Is Her Robe

42. This Kingdom

43. Holding My Beads

Benjamin Zephaniah (born 1958)

44. Dis poetry

45. Miss World

46. I move me mudder (mother)...

47. War

48. Call It What You Like!

Michael Smith (1954-1983)

49. Introducing Michael Smith (Speaker: Linton Kwesi Johnson)

50. Introduction by Michael Smith

51. I An I Alone

52. Trainer

53. Long Time

54. Black and White

55. Give Me Little Dub Music

56. Yout Out Deh

57. Me Feel It, Yuh See

58. Me Cyann Believe It

Total Duration: 145 minutes

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