Dub Music In Dub Poetry

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According to Wikipedia.org, Dub poetry is a form of performance poetry of West Indian origin, which evolved out of dub music consisting of spoken words over reggae rhythms in Jamaica in the 1970s. Dub music grew out of reggae, remixing an existing sound track, the subtracting of the vocals and adding more of the beat, riddim (rhythm), echo and words of substance. Unlike deejaying, which also features the use of the spoken words, the dub poet 's performance is normally prepared, rather than the extemporized chat of the dancehall deejay. In musical setting, the dub poet usually appears on stage with a band performing music specifically written to accompany each poem, rather than simply perform over the top of dub plates, or riddims, in the dancehall fashion. Dub poets generally perform without backing music, delivering chanted speech with pronounced rhythmic accentuation and dramatic stylization of gesture. Sometimes dub music effects, e.g. echo, reverb, are dubbed spontaneously by a poet into live versions of a poem. Many dub poets also employ call-and-response devices to engage audiences. Dub Poetry takes on the rhythm of speech, not any old speech, but the way we speak in Jamaica, in our patois dialect. The poets come from a wide range of backgrounds and perhaps can be generally said to be politically aware, highly creative, and keenly intelligent. They usually have a message to get out and get across, with the intention to open the eyes, ears and hearts of people to

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