Widely celebrated as one of the greatest poets of his generation, Zephaniah is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls “street politics”. Created alongside his accomplished producer and collaborator The Sea, Revolutionary Minds, his latest album, is a deep selection of dub-reggae juggernauts, the essence and style of which fully reinforce the messages projected through Zephaniah’s powerful lyrics, reinvigorating the protest song tradition. At a seemingly tumultuous and divisive period in our society, Zephaniah shines a critical light on to a range of activity that is currently taking place around the globe, providing a strong voice to the disenfranchised and displaced. Zephaniah and his full live band – The Revolutionary Minds – gives you a chance to experience his innovative talent in full force; a triumphant creation of emotional songs that highlight the poignant global issues faced by society today.
When Punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about SUS Laws, high unemployment, homelessness and the National Front, Zephaniah’s poetry could be heard on the demonstrations, at youth gatherings, outside police stations, and on the dance floor. The fight has moved on but his tools remain the same: passionate words. You would be crazy to miss this!