Linton Kwesi Johnson at NYU

Jamaican-born “dub” poet Linton Kwesi Johnson will be speaking at NYU on Sept 19th and 23rd. Professors Raj Chetty and Dohra Ahmad may be taking students to the events, so contact them if you are interested.

Here’s the link, and text after the jump.

Linton Kwesi Johnson “African Consciousness in Reggae Music”

September 19, 2014

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Linton Kwesi Johnson is a Jamaican-born British national whose work focuses on  African Caribbean cultural expressions in poetry and reggae music, from both sides of the Atlantic. The program of events for Johnson’s brief tenure at NYU-IAAA will include examining these fields of artistic creativity. Johnson will also take the opportunity to draw on the expertise of some eminent friends in the academy with the aim of engaging students and members of the public in the discussions.

 


THE PROGRAMS

Friday, September 19, 2014   /  7:30 pm     JOHNSON_1
PROGRAM: Linton Kwesi Johnson main lecture “African Consciousness in Reggae Music.”
LOCATION: Kimmel Center-NYU, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, NY, NY

 

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014   /   7:00 pmPHILLIPS Caryl photo
PROGRAM: An evening of poetry with Linton Kwesi Johnson followed by discussion chaired by British Caribbean novelist and essayist, Caryl Phillips, Professor of English at Yale University.
LOCATION: Kimmel Center-NYU, 60 Washington Square South, E&L Auditorium, 4th Floor, NY, NY

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