Every time I hear di sound: a short history of dub poetry

Henry, William Anthony (2019) Every time I hear di sound: a short history of dub poetry. The Wire Magazine, London, UK.

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Abstract

Dub poetry emerged out of reggae culture in 1970s Kingston, Jamaica and spoke to the everyday reality of the most downtrodden and disaffected members of society. Oku Onuora, birthname Orlando Wong, was born in 1952, raised in Franklin Town, Eastern Kingston, and is regarded as the father of dub poetry. Like many youths at the time he received an informal education through reasoning with Negus, a Rastafari who conscientised him, and it was this awareness of social inequality that became the main driver for his later poetic works. The dub in dub poetry is akin to the performance you will find from reggae deejays using the B side of a reggae recording, but the tempo and performative aspects differ as will be suggested here.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Music
Depositing User: William Anthony Henry
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 09:24
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6569

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