National Poetry Day with Anthony Joseph

First broadcast date: 4 October 2018

The 4th October marks National Poetry Day here in the U.K, to celebrate we welcome one of Britain’s most celebrated poets, Anthony Joseph.

Anthony Joseph is a poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. He is the author of four poetry collections and a novel The African Origins of UFOs.

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Edward Brathwaite – Caliban [Decca Records]
Nikki Giovanni – Great Pax Whitie (Peace Be Still) [Right-On Records]
Boscoe – Writin’ On The Wall [Numero Group]
Mansa Musa – Mansa’s Tribute To Ogun (Trad.) [Kalinda]
Michael Smith – Trainer [Mango]
Kain – Black Satin Amazon Fire Engine Cry Baby [Collectables Records]
Adam Pieronczyk & Anthony Joseph – The Ark (Live) [For Tune]
Felipe Luciano with Eddie Palmieri – Jibaro/My Pretty N****r [Tico Records]
Brother Resistance – Glory of Kings [Riddum Distribution Network]
Gil Scott-Heron – On Coming From A Broken Home (Part 1) [Moon Records]
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Man Free (For Darcus Howe) [Virgin]
Meshell Ndegeocello – Interlude: 6 Legged Griot Trio (Weariness) [Maverick]
Oscar Brown Jr. – Bid ‘Em In [Mermot Music]
Anthony Joseph – On The Move [Heavenly Sweetness]
Lancelot Layne – Bringin’ Off [Jumbie Bead]
Mutabaruka – Dis Poem [Guidance Recordings]
Brother Ah – Transcendental March (Creation Song) [Ikef]
Marion Brown – Karintha [ABC Records]
The Last Poets – True Blues [Celluloid]
Louise Bennett – Colonizing in Reverse [Imani Music]

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