Seh Sup’m Poetry, Live Music returns to Redbones
Seh Sup'm Poetry and Live Music returns to the Redbones Blues Cafe this Saturday as a benefit for the Jamaican chapter of the Turn Around Project (TAP).
TAP is a Canadian-based non-profit organisation that creates and maintains integrated arts projects, promoting reciprocal exchange in order to impact and strengthen communities.
TAP Jamaica is headed by Jamaica-born Canadian poet, Michael St George - their main activity, hosting a summer camp in Portland each year for youth from all over the island. The benefit seeks to support TAP Jamaica various projects.
The show will continue with its regular format featuring poetry and live acoustic music with an open-mic segment between the featured sets. This installment will see a strong line-up of performers to include the following:
Emma Lewis is an independent blogger and social media activist with substantial expertise in public affairs and communications. Lewis writes a personal blog, short stories and has completed a novel. She moved from London to Jamaica in 1988, and graduated from Oxford University, where she did Oriental Studies (Japanese).
Mel Cooke is a popular journalist, author and poet who has a unique and insightful perspective of the Jamaican and world socio-political landscape, but also delivers candid themes of family and life.
Keith Shepherd is a veteran Jamaican dub poet who has won the most awards in the JCDC Speech competition. He holds this record with his son, Sheldon Shepherd, from the group No-Maddz. Keith's poetry has been featured in Sheldon's recently launched book of poetry, In the Morning Yah.
Mario Evon is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, whose style has been described as "Babyface meets Bob Marley with a touch of Junior Gong". His long-awaited debut album was launched in May 2015. Evon's songwriting is also evidence of a potpourri of musical influences. Love in di Mawnin' and You Used 2 Love Me, both contain a beautiful blend of reggae, jazz, R&B, dancehall and soul genres.
DJ Iset Sankofa, provides the signature Seh Sup'm Poetry sounds with eclectic Afro, jazz and reggae beats.