4/18/2007 Echo Chamber

 

Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual Word Beat I Powa dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation of the show. Among the dub poets featured were Oku Onoura, Mutabaruka, Royal African Soldiers, Jean Binta Breeze, Benjamin Zephaniah, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson. Also, a special appearance by KFAI's own poet laureate, e.g.bailey...

Playlist Tracks: 
Jean Binta Breeze - Aid Travels With a Bomb
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Reality Poem + Reality Dub
Album: Independant Intravenshen; Label: Island
Oliver Smith - Signs of the Times
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Pow; Label: Heartbeat
Oku Onoura - Cumin Dub
Album: Dubbin' Away; Label: ROIR
Royal African Soldiers - Jamaican Food
Album: Run Away Slaves; Label: self-produced
Tomlin Ellis - Drop It
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Glenville Bryan - Blood Shout
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Back to Base (w/ Benjamin Zephaniah) - The President Is Dead Again
Album: Heading For the Door; Label: MPRecords
Malachi Smith - Cussing the President
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Iron Bar Dub
Album: Independant Intravenshen; Label: Island
Tomlin Ellis - Illusion
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Dr. Echo Solange St. Croix - Our Relationship
Album: Echo Evahlastin'; Label: Annica
Cool Hipnoise (w/ Last Poets) - C'mon Family
Album: Trust.Belief.Love.Respect; Label: Echo Beach
Jack Kerouac (w/ Zoot Sims) - The Last Hotel + Some Dharma
Album: Blues and Haikus; Label: Rhino/WordBeat.
King Stitt the Insteps - The Goat
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
e.g. bailey - Osiris (poem)
Album: N/A; Label: N/A
Automaton - Asiyah Dub [background for poem above]
Album: Dub Terror Exhaust; Label: Strata
Mutabaruka - Dubbing Yu Memory + Blacks in Dub
Album: Muta In Dub; Label: Blackheart
The Fire This TIme (w/ Assata Shakur) - Reluctant Warrior
Album: Still Dancing On John Wayne's Head; Label: Extreme Dub
Roots Control (w/ Lillian Allen) - Poetry
Album: Wordsound I Powa - Live from Planet Crooklyn; Label: Wordsound
Brooklyn Funk Essentials (w/ Everton Sylvester) - Dilly Dally
Album: Cool And Steady And Easy; Label: Dorado
Solar Moon/JEN - Inside Out
Album: Guestbook; Label: CKP Records
Jah Wobble (w/ Ronnie Drew) - London Rain
Album: Celtic Poets; Label: 30 Hertz
e.g. bailey - Afrika (poem)
Album: N/A; Label: N/A
Automaton - The Terran Invasion Of Alpha Centauri Year 2794 [background for poem above]
Album: Dub Terror Exhaust; Label: Strata
e.g. bailey - Never Here (poem)
Album: N/A; Label: N/A
Abassi All Stars - Black Red Dub
Album: Dub Showcase [background for poem above]; Label: Universal Egg
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Sonny's Lettah (poem)
Album: N/A; Label: LKJ
Automaton - The Terran Invasion Of Alpha Centauri Year 2794 [background for poem above]
Album: Dub Terror Exhaust; Label: Strata
Maya Angelou - Black Pearls (poem)
Album: Black Pearls: the Poetry of Maya Angelou; Label: Rhino/WordBeat
Up, Bustle, Out - Rainbow Town
Album: City Breakers; Label: Collision Cause Of Chapter 3
Luciano - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Album: Is It Rolling Bob? Dub Versions; Label: RAS
Madtone - NC-ND + Message from Madtone
Album: N/A; Label: Blossoms Kitchen
Mutant Frogs - Skankworks in Orbit + Parallel Timestream Seepage
Album: Warts 'n' All; Label: IMT-Skankworks
Karl Walker - But Officer
Album: Trojan Battlefield: King Pioneer Ska Productions!; Label: Trojan
Dream Warriors - Ludi
Album: And Now, The Legacy Begins; Label: Island
Prince Buster - Ghost Dance
Album: FABulous Greatest Hits; Label: FAB/Sequel
Lucas - Lucas With The Lid Off
Album: Lucacentric; Label: Atlantic
Parliament - Mr. Wiggles
Album: Motor Booty Affair; Label: Island
Ken Nordine - A Thousand Bing Bangs
Album: A Transparent Mask; Label: Asphodel
Owen Gray / King Stitt - On the Beach
Album: Dance Hall '63; Label: Studio One
Paragons/ U-Roy - On the Beach
Album: Version Galore; Label: Trojan
I-Roy - This Is a Scorcher
Album: Deejay a-Menace Babylon; Label: Burning Bush/Fuel 2000
The Special AKA (w/ Rhoda Dakar) - Can't Get a Break
Album: The Compact 2 Tone Story; Label: 2 Tone / Chrysalis
Jean Binta Breeze - Lovin' Wasn Easy
Album: LKJ Presents; Label: LKJ Records
Royal African Soldiers - Slave Ship
Album: Run Away Slaves; Label: self-produced
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Forces of Victory + Victory Dub
Album: Independant Intravenshen; Label: Island
Program: 
Air Date: 
April 18, 2007