Decolonising Our Minds and SOAS Students' Union Present The Last Poets.
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Decolonising Our Minds Presents The Last Poets
When: Wed 23 May 2018 18:00-20:00
Where: SOAS BGLT
THE LAST POETS
Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and Donn Babatunde.
“The Last Poets are the birthplace of rap.” Chuck D
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 prototype Rappers... the kina nigger you don never wanna meet! They teach what America does to its Black men, what Black men do to themselves, and WHY!” Amiri Baraka.
“A word hasn’t been coined to fit what we’re talking about,”
The Last Poets told Rolling Stone in 1970.