Jamaica’s Legendary Dub Poet Mutabaruka

Mutabaruka (born Allan Hope, 26 December 1952, Rae Town, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican Rastafarian dub poet.

His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as “one who is always victorious”. Mutabaruka is currently the host of the popular radio show “The Cutting Edge” which airs on IRIE FM.

He continues to perform and write poems on every issue known to man. He is known for his expression and lively performances as much as for the poems themselves.

  

Some of his themes include sexism, politics, discrimination, poverty, race, and especially religion. Mutabaruka’s stylistic form is in a way pathos related. He uses stories and experiences to get readers to think about issues in ways that they would not normally think about them.

He is also a contributor for The Jamaican Blogs™ . See one of his poems here: How Can U Buy or Sell the Sky

This drawing was done with a General charcoal 6b pencil and took less than an hour to complete.

Who is Mutabaruka? walk barefeet

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