Seh Sup’m Poetry and Live Music will return to the Redbones as a benefit for the Calabar Old Boys Association (COBA) Mentorship Program. COBA’s Mentorship Program involves weekly sessions across all grades which old boys of the school provide mentorship, guidance and counselling to students. The benefit show seeks to raise funds to provide equipment and resources for the program. The show will continue with its regular format featuring poetry and live a live acoustic music with an open mic segment between the featured sets. This installment will see a strong line up of performers which will include;
Kav Ganness is a member of the Writers Union of Trinidad and Tobago (WUTT). Her compilation of poems, ‘Emerald Journey’ was published by the New Voices Press. She has been published in Generation Lion Magazine, The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, She SEX Prose & Poetry Sex and the Caribbean Woman, as well as Susumba’s Book Bag, Moko Magazine and The Caribbean Writer. She was a participant of the Cropper Foundation’s 8th Residential Creative Writers Workshop in Balandra, Trinidad, and has mentored with renowned Caribbean Writer, Earl Lovelace.
Mel Cooke is a popular journalist, author and poet who has a unique and insightful perspective of the Jamaican and world socio-political landscape but also delivers candid themes of family and life.
Keith Shepherd is a veteran Jamaican dub poet has won the most awards in the JCDC Speech competition. He hold this record with his son Sheldon Shepherd from the group No-Maddz. Keith’s poetry has been featured in Sheldon’s recently launched book of poetry “In the Morning Yah”.
The Sky Grass band are a consistent favourite on the Jamaican live music scene with their feelgood eclectic fusion of reggae, rock and blues. Their mature sound and deep lyrics have won over their many fans since first coming on the scene first as a duo and then expanding to a full band and several name changes before settling as Sky Grass. The band released their first album “I am King” in 2013 to much acclaim.
DJ Iset Sanfoka provovides the signature Seh Sup’m Poetry sounds with eclectic Afro, Jazz and Reggae beats.