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UNDERSTAND WHAT BLACK IS

On the 50th anniversary of the band’s inception at an event in Harlem, NY to commemorate Malcolm X’s birthday on 19 May 1968, influential spoken word artists, poets and commentators The Last Poets are set to make a glorious and relevant return with their first album in over 20 years, ‘Understand What Black Is’.

Produced by Ben Lamdin (Nostaglia 77) and Brighton legend Prince Fatty, whose speciality is traditional reggae and dub production's, ‘Understand What Black Is’ is a ten-track album which speaks of a revolutionary struggle defined by both race and identity, that has never sounded more relevant. The new album 'Understand What Black Is" will be released 18th May 2018 by UK label Studio Rockers on double LP and CD.

Pre-Order the new album now from The Last Poets Bandcamp page

EVENTS - UK 2018

DATE LOCATION
MAY
15
Brighton Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

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MAY
17
The British Library, London
The Last Poets in Conversation

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MAY
18
The British Library, London
Late at the Library (Performance)

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MAY
19
Archspace, London
Album Launch Event (Full Live Band)

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MAY
20
Dulwich Festival, London
In Conversation with David Neita

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MAY
21
Rough Trade East, London
In Conversation with Aki Nawaz

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MAY
26
Hay Festival, Hay On Wye
The Last Poets with Christine Otten

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AUG
23-26
Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire
The Last Poets Live

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