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Book and vinyl signing with the Last Poets

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Meet The Last Poets on a rare appearance on the day of their London gig

Meet The Last Poets as they sign vinyl and books on the day of their London gig at The Jazz Café.

A word hasn’t been coined to fit what we’re talking about
The Last Poets Rolling Stone Magazine 1970

The Last Poets spoken word albums foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups such as Public Enemy. The Last Poets (1970) is considered the first hip-hop album of all time, and This Is Madness (1971), landed them on President Nixon’s Counter-Intelligence Programming list.

Presented by Apples and Snakes, the UK’s leading organisation for spoken Word

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Date & Time

20 August 2017 at 14.00–15.00