Mutabaruka – Jamaica

  

Mutabaruka (his curent name Hallan Hope) was born Allan in Jamaica in 1952. A Rastafarian 'Dub poet'  singer man, he was one of the new generation of Jamaican oral poets.He began writing and performing in the late sixties. He uses musical accompaniment in his performances. 

  

Music 'Live at Reggae Sunsplash' (1982) ; 'Check It!' (1983) ; 'Dub Poets Dub' (1983) ; 'Outcry' (1984) ; 'The Mystery Unfolds' (1986) ; 'Any Which Way... Freedom' (1989) ; 'Mutabaruka' (1990) ; 'Blakk Wi Blak... K... K...' (1991) ; 'Melanin Man' (1994) ; 'Gathering of the Spirits' (1998) ; 'Muta in Dub' (1998) ; 'Life Squared' (2002) ; 'Life and Lessons' (2009)

  

Movie musics : 'Sankofa' (1993) ; 'One Love' (2003)

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White Sound

[published in the Magazine Revue Noire RN 06 et RN 09 Caribbean in September 1992 and June 1993, original text written in Englishs]

  

everytime in hear the sound

everytime in hear the sound

everytime in hear the sound

the sound that sounds like :

remember Nigger remember

the sound that sounds like :

the whelps on your back

the sound that sounds like :

the chains round your neck

the sound that sounds like :

who raped your progenitors

the sound that sounds like :

who practised genocide on your people

the sound that sounds like :

who divided your race

stole your culture

the sound that sounds like :

infitrated your land

corrupted your soil

the sound that sounds like :

planted the seeds of inferiority in your minds

kept down your progress

the sound that sounds like :

who built nations from nigger sweat Nigger gold

the sound that sounds like :

remember Nigger remember

you’re no Aethiopian

you’re a Negro

I named you a Negro

the sound that sounds like :

remember Nigger remember

you’re no African

you’re a Negro

I named you a Negro

the sound that sounds like :

Slave : White Boss

Boss : White Good

Bad : Black Bad

everytime in hear the sound

everytime in hear the sound

everytime in hear the sound

the sound that sounds like

the sound that is not my name.

  

Hallan Hope Mutabaruka

  

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