Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual “Word Beat I Powa” dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special to celebrate National Poetry Month. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation of the show, featuring poets Oku Onoura, Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze, Jazzmin Tutum, Malachi Smith, Glenville Bryan, Lady Dawn, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson.
A plethora of ZBS. The conclusion of You Can’t Outrun the Flying Dead, with Lady Windermere’s story of the famous pilot Archie Butterfield-Smith, the zombie pilot. And a pair of short works about Martians.