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It Noh Funny and I agree

Posted in ALGERNON'S BLOGS, AUDIO, POEMS, Uncategorized, ZENA'S BLOGS with tags , , , , , , , , on 05/05/2009 by algernondennis

algernon blog it noh funny picHowdeedoo. Dis is Algernon now. Yesterday I meet up with Elijah and I try to reason wid him. I tell ‘im how I understand what it is like for him as a young man growing up today, that I know what its like to be young man inna Ingland. But he tell me that I could never know what it like to be young now cuz it so violent on the street wid post code war and other madness.

But I can tell him some story an’ story when I was a yout’ and we had to fight off the racist teddy boys. Yes I have some story for him. But that is for later…

Remember I tell you about It It Noh Funny by LKJ? Well, wid a likkle help from Elijah he help me find this on the hinternet. I fin’ the words for Linton Kwesi poem and a link where you can find out more about him. Seems he knows alotta tings about poetry and politics. Yes, he seem like a man wid nuff wisdom. Mm hmm.

So I put them both, de words and de music for your henjoyment and maybe a likkle heducation. Click on the triangle below to hear Linton read his poem “It Noh Funny”.

IT NOH FUNNY

people sayin´ dis
people sayin´ dat
`bout di yout´ of today
how dem carryin´ on away
an´ it noh funny
it noh funny

dem wi` tek chance
fi get a likkle kile (coil: money)
dem wi` tek chance
fi live-it-up a while
dem wi` tek chance
fi live-it-up in style
dem wi` tek chance
fi goh jump an´ prance
dem wi` tek chance
an dem love blues dance
dem wi` tek chance
an´ dem don´t count di caas (cost)

people sayin´ dis
people sayin´ dat
`bout di yout´ of today
how dem causin´ affray Continue reading

The Man that Is Will Power

Posted in ARTIST'S STYLIN' AN PROFILIN', HIP HOP THEATRE, INTERVIEWS, MODERN DAY STORYTELLING, ONE MAN SHOW, VIDEOS, WEBSITES TO WATCH, ZENA'S BLOGS on 05/05/2009 by Zena

willpower1HEY!! Thanks for dropping in to the “Security” blog. Zena here. As a writer and performer of this phenomenon called the “one woman show”, I had to take some time out today to big up a man who inspired me soooooo much. If anyone who is considering a life as a spoken word artist and wants to contribute to their community through the art of spoken word, theatre and rap, this guy is definitely someone to study. As a modern day storyteller and “Griot”, he is the epitome; actor, rapper, playwright, mentor.

Will Power. Name alone makes you wanna know more. Well, hit the vid links and the peep the website to see why I’m ravin’ about the man. What’s a Griot? (Gree-yot or Gree-yoh) “Griots are also orators, lyricists and musicians and they train to excel in all three art forms.” To find out a more click here.

This video is wicked because the character is an super cool agony uncle from back in the day. Everyone should have one of them. Click here for WILL POWER IS “OLD SCHOOL RAPPER”: LITTLE SISTER.

Now this video is good for those people who wants to get a quick culture hit on the connection between rap and Greek mythology. “Is there one?”, I hear you say. Let Will break it down for you. Click to here to WATCH WILL SPEAK ON BEING A MYTHOLOGICAL RAPPER ON THE BILL MYERS SHOW.

And DEFINITLEY check the articles on his website: WWW.WILLPOWER.TV

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