Woman Talk: Caribbean Dub Poetry

This is a great album of dub poetry that was actually produced by Mutabaruka. His backing group, the High Times Players performs behind the women. I love picking up these poetry albums, they’re profound and inspiring!

I was not able to find information on Elaine Thomas so please, let me know what you know if you know anything!

Cheryl Byron (died June 17, 2003) was a visual artist. She started her studies in her native land, Trinidad & Tobago. She was a pioneering performer of rapso and dub poetry.

Jean “Binta” Breeze MBE (born 1956) is a Jamaican dub poet, and storyteller. She has worked also as a theatre director, choreographer, actor and teacher. Breeze has performed her work around the world, in the Caribbean, North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Africa, and been called “one of the most important, influential performance poets of recent years”.

Anita Stewart is a pioneer dub poet and member of Poets in Unity. Her daughter is also a successful dub poet.

Afua Cooper (born 8 November 1957) is a Jamaican-born historian, author and dub poet.


Woman Talk: Caribbean Dub Poetry

Various Artists

Side One

Get Back – Breeze
Respect – Cheryl Byron
Politician – Anita Stewart
Beggin’ Is A Ting – Anita Stewart
Color Bar – Louise Bennett

Side Two

Reality – Breeze
Desperation Poem – Elaine Thomas
Mother Francis – Cheryl Byron
South Afrika – Afua
Dutty Tuff – Louise Bennett
Dutty Dub – High Times Players

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