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Roger Robinson: Music & Poetry

Roger Robinson: Music & Poetry

Co-curator of  Straight Out The Box and all-round poetry legend, Roger Robinson, gives us a run-down of his top ten inspirational tracks, showing the combined power of music and poetry…

Here are the ten poetry and music collaborations that made me realise that poetry wasn’t just in books.
These tracks have affected my life and my thoughts. Some of them for more than decade.
I hope you enjoy.


1.
Antipop Consortium : Rinseflow

2. Trimbal : Confidence Boost

3. Saul Williams / DJ Krush : Coded Language

4. Mike Ladd …

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Straight Out The Box: The Review

Straight Out The Box: The Review

Writer and blogger Kaysha Woollery takes us through an evening of box fresh words and music as she relives the first ever Straight Out The Box at Pop Brixton…

When I first heard “Straight Out the Box”, I pictured a Jack-in-a-Box and envisaged an evening of being terrorised by clowns – the very essence of my worst nightmares. I went anyway because I had a free ticket, and I’m glad I did. Let’s set the scene. We’re in a shipping container, fairy lights are twinkling, the sound check …

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THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour

THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour

In July, Apples and Snakes took to the road with The Last Poets, legendary spoken word artists born out of the civil rights movement of the late 60’s. We take a look back at the Speak Up Newcomers Tour…

‘Before we can have a revolution we must have an evolution of self. If we only knew what we can do…’  – The Last Poets

Apples and Snakes were honoured to collaborate with The Last PoetsUmar Bin Hassahn, Abiodun Oyewole, and Babatunde – on their UK tour, …

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THE LAST POETS: Conversation. Music. Poetry.

THE LAST POETS: Conversation. Music. Poetry.

THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour 2015

‘The Last Poets are the prototype Rappers…They teach what America does to its Black men, what Black men do to themselves, and WHY!’ – Amiri Baraka.

Returning to the UK for the first time since 2013, godfathers of hip hop and spoken word legends THE LAST POETS will be headlining our Speak Up Newcomers Tour later this month. The tour will culminate in a special one-off event – An Audience with The Last Poets – at brand new London venue, Pop Brixton

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