I am intrigued by the plethora of multi genre rap, spoken word and performance poetry forms of lyrical consciousness that ignite the nation. The often complex and diverse rhetoric which slips like silk from the minds and mouths of our modern day griots has inspired me to write and record this blog. These are Bohemians of the truest nature and just like their verbally dextrous ancestors, they challenge and contradict form and limitation as they wonder the globe, telling, rhyming, spitting and simply saying it like they see it.
I am interested to find out and share with you the earliest exponents of the spoken lyric, those that teach through speak, those that inspire through speak and those that reveal the truth through speak.
What is rap, spoken word, performance poetry? And the big question, what’s the difference? Surely any form of spoken text that expounds social political awareness and provides a platform for equality and harmony is the rhapstory?
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