Colonizin' in Reverse: Celebrating Caribbean Culture

  • Jasmine White

Leeds Libraries inaugural ‘Late’ event, bringing the library to life after hours through an evening of music, poetry and creativity celebrating the explosive impact of Caribbean culture on Leeds and the UK. From carnival to fashion, dub poetry to sound system culture, the influence and creative gifts of Caribbean people have become a treasured part of modern British society. Throughout history, Caribbean people have turned to culture as a form of resistance and protest, using creative expression to pave the way towards freedom, citizenship and a sense of home. There’ll be no more quiet in the library as we fill the halls with music, poetry, workshops and talks, including exciting new work created by Leeds-based poets Khadijah Ibrahiim, Malika Booker, Vahni Capildeo with local communities in response to the Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition. Featuring: Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Iration Steppas, Roger Robinson, DJ Fluid, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Vahni Capildeo, Malika Booker, Wassifa Showcase and Denmarc Creary plus many more... This event has been created as part of Poet in the City and the British Library’s project Collections in Verse working with Leeds Libraries, poets and communities to bring the British Library’s exhibition Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land to life in Leeds.

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