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Spoken word takes on life in Manchester

Wednesday, February 26, 2014    

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THE Poetry in Motion show held last Sunday at Manchester Golf Club, proved that Jamaican poetry is alive and well.

A full auditorium was testament to that. There was no lapse in quality as each act either stirred the senses or tickled the funny-bone.

Kelly Magnus, who got the ball rolling with Bill the Bully and a piece from her Little Lion series, revived the child in adults, who clapped and stomped to the musical accompaniment.

Educator Charmaine Gooden-Monteith read several pieces from her book Moments which addressed issues affecting Jamaica.

Professor Verene Shepherd did her "one deggeh deggeh" poem (Kibba Yuh Mouth) before reading several poems by Una Marson, the activist/journalist in whose honour the event was held.

Ann-marie Wilmoth brought the house down with the provocative Symphony -- a sexual piece that had her audience captivated.

Dufton Shepherd did no poetry but his humorous take on corporal punishment and dating gone wrong had the crowd cracking up.

Dr Michael Abrahams also gave the full house plenty to laugh at with his song What A Gwaan Inna Jamaica which chronicles events of 2013.

Event organiser Yasus Afari delivered telling social commentary with Wine Pon Paper and My Own Eyes.

The evening was not limited to poetry and comedy. Fashion came in the form of Reggie's African Link while a dapper Leroy Sibbles brought the curtains down on an evening of outstanding entertainment in fine style.

-- Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

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