Pomedy series for STETHS
The second in Yasus Afari's 2012 Pomedy series takes place at a venue familiar to the dub poet. It will be held today at his alma mater, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS).
Afari kicked off the third season of his poetry/comedy shows on May 27 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. He spoke about the response to Pomedy and its concept.
"The people are getting into what we're trying to do. They laugh but many of them I speak to say the show is spiritually uplifting," he said.
Mutabaruka, Dr Michael Abrahams, Rohan Gunter and STETHS past students Richie Innocent and Singing Vernon, will perform at today's event.
The third show is scheduled for September 14 at the University of Technology (UTECH) where Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Oliver Samuels and Oral Tracey are billed. Afari takes the series to Britain in October.
He is expected to return to Jamaica for the season-ending shows at the Redbones Blues Café and Manchester Homecoming in December.
Afari launched the Pomedy series in June, 2009 at STETHS followed by shows at UTECH and Redbones Blues Café in Kingston. The series debuted in Britain last year with shows in the Midlands and Wales.
The latest season of Pomedy will also be used to promote Ancient Future, Afari's latest album which was released in April. The set features collaborations with British dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, Toots and the Maytals and Black Uhuru.