Dub Poet. Educator. Spoken Word Artist.
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Make the World New
The Poetry of Lillian Allen
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“Allen’s work may be seen as a form of popular education. Her classroom is the streets, the concert, the reading – wherever a community of listeners and cultural workers are called together to register joy in the struggles for social change”
Brenda Carr, Ariel Journal
Lillian Allen — grassroots artist, cultural activist and university professor — is considered a godmother of rap/hiphop, dub and spoken word.
Lillian Allen’s work is used across the educational spectrum, encompassing learning from primary to post graduate studies.
Literary and Performance Dub Pioneer
A pioneering exponent of the highly politicized form of dub poetry created in Jamaica by Oku, popularized in Britain by Linton Kewsi Johnson and Benjamin Zephaniah, Allen embedded feminist voice and brings world music influences and experimental sensibilities to the literary dub art form.
Writing in Dangerous Times: Survival, Resistance, Joy
Lillian Allen is available for readings, lectures, community workshops, concert and club performances.
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