On Wednesday the 23th of November, the singer soul-writer Sabrina Starke, will be one of the guests of The Last Poets at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam North. Besides Sabrina, other guests will be Herman Koch, Huub van der Lubbe, Babs Gons, Christine Otten and Jörgen Tjon a Fong. Some guests will be reading some scenes aloud, from the novel ‘The last poets’ about The Last Poets.
The group The Last Poets was founded in 1968 in Harlem (New York). They are called the godfathers of hip-hop and ‘spoken word’ pioneers. At the time the group was founded, Black Power was springing up and there was a growing African-American self-consciousness in the air. Their politically conscious poetry was the groundwork for rap and they have inspired many. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Public Enemy, Curtis Mayfield, Kanye West and many more have drawn inspiration from their poetry. Current Last Poets are Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and percussionist Babatunde. For tickets and additional information, please visit this website.