Monday, January 07, 2008

White British Slam Poetry

I've noticed that every time the British Council sends over a performance poet to disseminate culture on our blessed little corner of the developing world, the poet is - strangely enough - always black.

Grace Nichols, John Agard, Malika Booker, Jacob Sam-La Rose, Charlie Dark. I'm not objecting to this trend - they're all solid, and we get precious little Afro/Caribbean culture in our high art scene as it is. But it's just another reason why these videos of Scroobius Pip are revelatory to me:

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