Linton Kwesi Johnson
Linton Kwesi Johnson
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Books & Debates

Glory to Sound with Linton Kwesi Johnson & Nabihah Iqbal

Sun 14 May 2023
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Join one of the greatest poets of modern times, Linton Kwesi Johnson, as he talks to Brighton Festival Guest Director Nabihah Iqbal, in an evening of music and words

Glory To Sound is a musical initiative founded by musician, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal, inspired by her love for music. Through a series of events - talks, live shows and club nights, the aim is to experience and explore the power of music and the ways in which it connects us.

Linton’s new prose selection, Time Come, brings together some of his most powerful writings – book and record reviews published in newspapers and magazines, lectures, obituaries and speeches. Ranging from Johnson’s reflections on the place of music in Caribbean and Black British culture as a creative, defiant response to oppression, to his penetrating appraisals of music, film and literature, and including warm tributes paid to the activists and artists who inspired him to find his own voice as a poet and compelled him to contribute to the struggle for racial equality and social justice, Time Come is a panorama of an exceptional life.

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