The home-grown art of dub poetry has been making a resurgence in recent times.
Yasus Afari's recently released album, Public Secret, is enjoying effective international digital and physical distribution, courtesy of the New York-based Fox Fuse digital marketing and distribution company.
The poet's band, Dub Vijan, recorded with him on Public Secret, and will join him in concert today at Redbones Café. The event, dubbed 'Yasus Afari Live in Concert With Dub Vijan Band,' comes hot on the heels of a Philadelphia-based company requesting the remix of three songs from the album.
Let's Talk New York, Ring Pon Comedy and Guidance will be remixed by American remix specialist Dub Smith, who has worked with the likes of Gill Scott, Floetry, Black Uhuru and Mad Professor.
The show is expected to get under way at 8 p.m.
The Public Secret album was produced by Senya-Cum and Mandeville Music Group and was recorded, mixed and mastered in Jamaica by Dub Vijan Band at the Mandeville-based Shelta Recording Studio.
Plans are in progress for a European and worldwide distribution of the physical CD, while a Japanese company will distribute the vinyl album in Asia.
Public Secret features 15 original tracks, including the digital hit single Wine Pon Paper and the follow-up single Poetree Caan Nyam.
The album will be available at the concert.