Island Voices

28th January 2010 19:00
Goodenough College
Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2AB
An exciting event hosted by Calypsonian Alexander D. Great. Island Voices was an event held at Goodenough College in Central London.

The event was hosted by Alexander D. Great who was born in Trinidad. A professional musician, composer and arranger for more than 30 years he returned to his calypso roots in the late ‘80’s creating his own fusion of calypso, soul and blues which he calls Socablues. Since February 2000 he has been Calypsonian-in-Residence for the BBC.

Dorothea Smartt, a poet of Bajan eritage whose first collection Connecting Medium included a Forward Prize winning poem. Her latest coolection seeks to understand the life-changing impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade;

Roger Robinson who lives between London and Trinidad. His latest collection is Suckle (Waterways 2009). His one-man shows include The Shadow Boxer, Letter from My Father's Brother, and Prohibition. He is amongst the most influential Black British writers;

and Jacob Ross who was born in Grenada. A poet, playwright, novelist and journalist, his books include acclaimed short story collections. As well as editing Artrage, Britain’s leading Intercultural Arts magazine, he has also co-edited or co-authored books with Joan Anim-Addo and Kwesi Owusu. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his first novel, Pynter Bender.
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