Gallery Early days: The London Afro Blok. The London Afro Blok, and New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band. Backstage with the late Hugh Masekela, after a show with The London Afro Blok. From my left to right: with poets, the late Amiri Baraka, and one of New Orleans’ finest, Chuck Perkins. The late Jazzman John, can be seen in the background. With the late Beat poet, Michael Horovitz. With the great dub poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson, at the Royal Festival Hall. With a member of the formidable Tjapukai Dance Theatre, after a show in Canada. The late Clifford Jarvis, one of Sun Ra’s finest Jazz drummers, and former member of the London Afro Blok. Leeds Lit Fest. With Dr Kadija Sesay, and the inimitable writer Peter Kalu 2023. Performing at Taking the Mic, Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965. Image courtesy of Cam Harle Photography 2023. A Radical Improvisation Reaching Light Years into the Poetry and Prose of Things. Taking the Mic, image courtesy of Cam Harle Photography 2023.