THE CLOSING Of the “Contemporary Caribbean Art: Selections from CaFA Fair" Exhibition & An Evening with Acclaimed Performance Poet, AJA
AJApoet will perform at 2 p.m.
Sounds Like: Gil Scott-Héron, Mutabaruka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jay Z
Manager: Adisa Andwele
Bio: AJApoet is a World Music & Jazz poet and musician from Brooklyn, New York. AJA blends Jazz and R&B with various Caribbean rhythms - from Reggae and Calypso to Salsa, to create a unique sound. This provides the platform for him to deliver his thought-provoking and engaging poetry (lyrics). AJA ...See Full Bio
“NEW YORK – A masterful blend of art and poetry braces readers within the pages of poet Adisa 'AJA' Andwele's new book of poems. Featuring 30 poems and images of paintings by 17 visual artists, "Painting Poetry - Poetic Interpretations of Art" (published by Xlibris) presents stunning insights on matters material and metaphysical as hues bleed into words and vice-versa. The poetry and paintings cover themes related to the Caribbean’s multicultural history including the survival of African culture—its social, cultural and religious practices in the Americas as well as nature, abstract forms and social interactions within urban landscape. A revolutionary form of expressive style characterized by the integral dynamics of literary and visual arts, "Painting Poetry" symbolizes a journey along two paths—two different physical creative dimensions—but within the experiences, is a common destination, as the paths lead to the same space. Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble”