MP3 Desmond Johnson - Pucko Music
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WORLD: Reggae, SPOKEN WORD: Poetry
Desmond Faada Johnson was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1962 and went to England in 1980. After and few years studying and working, FAADA began writing and publishing full time and in 1983 founded Akira Press Publications. "My writing is a compulsion. A fight with forces and a fight against forces to produce language and poetry that relish in the depth and eternal soul of the African. In my world, music is dominant. It is the guttural chants of the Drums, passion and the potent sounds of the mighty singers wailing to vibes of love, struggle, courage and righteousness. The poems were conceived in the vestibule of a peoples yearning for sound and power, empowering us beyond politics and the folly of Post Colonial life, with its distress and servitude lifestyles."
In 1984 Desmond Faada Johnson was appointed Writer in Residence at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, UK and in 1985 he became Writer in Residence at St. Paulâs Way School London, UK. He worked as writer in residence at many schools and toured many Universities and Colleges. In 1986 Desmond Faada Johnson presented the Story of English Chapter Nine on BBC TV and participated in many television and radio programmes. In 1987 Desmond Faada Johnson completed a very successful tour of Germany with Benjamin Zephaniah and Levi Tafari. He subsequently completed several successful tours in Holland, Norway, Bermuda and UK In 1991 Desmond Faada Johnson took up a post with Westminster Libraries as Ethnic Advisor, where he worked for three years. Desmond Faada Johnson has published two collection of poetry, Deadly Ending Season (Akira Press Publications 1984) and Pucko Poetry (Akira Press Publications 2006) and Recorded Pucko Music with the RuffCutt Band.
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