Fairfield resident artist Karen Wallis draws the Last Poets

Drawings by Karen Wallis. Photo by Paul Clarke Event Photography.

Kelston Records organised and recorded a memorable evening with The Last Poets at Fairfield, the House of HIM Haile Selassie I Friday 25 May. Abiodun Oyewole and Umar Bin Hassan, together with percussionist Baba Donn Babatunde spoke of the history of the group, performed tracks from their new album Understand what Black is and took questions.

Recordings available soon. Proceeds go to the project to put Fairfield House in charitable ownership under a communit asset transfer from B&NES council. Thanks to the dozens of volunteers who helped with equipment, recording, food, parking, logistics, ticketing and everything, to Tony Thorpe for the idea and above all to the Poets themselves.

Author: williamheath


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