BBC’s Caribbean Voices Part II

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The second part of the BBC’s radio documentary on the « Caribbean Voices » radio program has just aired and for a short time it is available on the BBC website for listening or downloading in MP3 format. In part two, Colin Grant looks at the impact the populist Jamaican poet, Louise Bennett had on the country’s most popular art form, pantomime and how the film The Harder They Come brought Jamaican patois and music to mainstream audiences. He speaks to the organiser of the literary festival Calabash who feels that present Caribbean authors are not being pigeon holed by history and writing about slavery and colonialism but writing about everything and anything.

You can access the broadcast at http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2009/07/090727_caribbean_voices_2.shtml

Part I can be accessed throught our earlier post at BBC’s Caribbean Voices Part I

Photo: http://www.bishi.co.uk/diary/sam-selvon-father-of-black-british-lit

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