Join Michelle Hubbard in conversation with The Last Poets: Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and Donn Babatunde.
Catch a quick poem or two, find out about their process and journey in poetry, and take the opportunity to ask questions.
Modern day griots, fusing politically outspoken lyrics with inventive percussion – The Last Poets’ spoken word albums foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups such as Public Enemy. The Last Poets’ album (1970), is considered the first hip-hop album of all time, and This Is Madness (1971), landed them on President Nixon’s Counter-Intelligence Programming list!
‘The Last Poets are the birthplace of rap’ – Chuck D
Presented by Apples and Snakes, in association with Big White Shed and Writing East Midlands. There are a limited number of bursary places available – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Last Poets will also be performing at Peggy’s Skylight on Wednesday 27 March, 7pm.
Photo: Hollis King