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Linton Kwesi Johnson

From: WXPN
Series: Black History Month: Profiles in Music
Length: 03:39

England's Linton Kwesi Johnson is the inventor of dub poetry. He's also been making reggae music about the Black experience in Great Britain since the 1970's. Read the full description.
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Review of Linton Kwesi Johnson

Tracey Tanebaum's tale of Reggae legend Linton Kwesi Johnson is music storytelling at a high quality level. A good mix of interview comment, and music tracks. Highly enjoyable.

Broadcast History

Will air on NPR's World Cafe this month and throughout the month on WXPN-FM in Philadelphia

Timing and Cues

3:38
Begins with music; ends with poetry

Musical Works

Making History Dub
Inglan is a Bitch
Reggae Sound
Peach Dub
Wat about di Workin' Class
Fite em Back

all works from:
"Independent Intavenshan: The Island Anthology (1998, Island)

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