Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Leggo De Lion
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band
Leggo De Lion
EUCD Cd


Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band
One of the UK's most exciting and innovative voices, poet, musician, performance artist and novelist Anthony Joseph was born in Trinidad and has lived in the UK since 1989. He is the author of two poetry collections, Desafinado, 1994 and Teragaton, 1997, a spoken word CD Liquid Textology: Readings From The African Origins of UFOs and a novel The African Origins of UFOs published by Salt Publishing in November 2006 to widespread critical acclaim. Dr Lauri Ramey, Director, Center for Contemporary Poetry & Poetics at CSULA calls it 'a future fiction classic' whilst London's Straight no Chaser Magazine calls it 'A mind trip' In 2004 Joseph was selected by the Arts Council of England for the historic The Great Day photo as one of fifty Black and Asian writers who have made major contributions to contemporary British literature and in 2005 he was selected as the British Councilís first Poet in residence at California State University,Los Angeles. His one-month residency included guest performances, presenting master classes in creative writing and guest lectures in Music Composition and Sociology, Race, Class and Gender. He was also invited to perform at UCLAís Kinross Hall during his visit. As a spoken word artist, Joseph has performed internationally, including performances at The Chicago Humanities Festival, Festa International De La Literatura, Barcelona, Spain, Goldsmiths College,London, Howard University, Washington and Londonís Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has taught creative writing at London Metropolitan University, University of Surrey, Roehampton. He currently lectures at South Thames College, London and facilitates workshops for schools and community groups. He is also currently completing an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, London. Joseph also performs spoken word with his Afro-Caribbean Jazz quartet The Spasm Band. A debut 12" single Spirit Lash(Heavenly Sweetness) was released in November 2006. His debut album Leggo de Lion is forthcoming in April 2007.





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