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Roger Robinson

07 / 07 / 2019
Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson is a dozen men. Or more. He was born in Hackney, lived in Trinidad, but spent most of his adult life in London. He is a writer, poet, singer, and musician. And he is so much more. A teacher, a scholar, a thinker, an activist, a man of letters. He is one of the few unrelenting and constant observers of life in Brixton, of post-riot/pre-Brexit Britain. He is a serious man with a great sense of humour.

Roger Robinson is one of the most versatile and internationally respected dub poets. A dub poet writing songs about common people and their plight. Robinson makes dub poetry with a thinkers edge in the vane of LKJ and Jean Binta Breeze. His fans see him as the leader of the new dub movement a powerful mix of poetry rhythm and socially conscious themes. His lyrics are unlike most of what you find in modern dub poetry

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