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Michael (Mikey) Smith

Michael (Mikey) Smith

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Dub Poets Of The Eighties

Interview by Paul Bradshaw, New Musical Express, 30 October 1982

Jamaica '82: the DJs rule the nation's charts and hearts but alternative voices are making themselves heard in the roots poetry of artists like MUTABARUKA and MICHAEL SMITH. PAUL ...

Michael Smith: Mi Cyaan Believe It (Island)

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 13 November 1982

Keep on believing ...

Michael Smith: Jamaica Killing

Report by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 26 August 1983

MICHAEL SMITH, internationally acclaimed as Jamaica's foremost "dub" poet, was murdered last week, apparently a victim of Jamaica's turbulent and violent political climate. Smith, who ...

Dub Poet Michael Smith Murdered

Report by Paul Bradshaw, New Musical Express, 27 August 1983

MICHAEL SMITH, Jamaica's foremost dub poet, was murdered last week, stoned to death by thugs suspected of being activists from the ruling Jamaica Labour Party ...


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