Osagyefo: a title given to the highest Army General of the Ashanti people of Ghana West Africa, meaning God sends the liberator.
ReggaeVerse | September 17th; Time- 7pm; Price- $20
Venue: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave., Park Slope
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BEAT Festival Opening Night | September 15th; Time- 7pm; Price- FREE (The standard museum suggested donation entrance policy still applies)
Venue: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
MetroTech Lunchtime Mashup #1 | September 16th; Time- Noon; Price- FREE
Venue: MetroTech Commons, MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn
About Ras Osagyefo:
Osagyefo: a title given to the highest Army General of the Ashanti people of Ghana West Africa, meaning God sends the liberator. The name was given to this humble born Jamaican poet by a young Nigerian woman who heard him chanting down Babylon with his brand of hard hitting, razor sharp dub poetry, a poetic art form that grew out of the Ghettoes of Jamaica echoing the pain and suffering of the downtrodden in his native home land and around the world. Osagyefo has performed in Jamaica, Canada, Liberia West Africa, Switzerland, England, and Wales. He has the graced stages at Colleges and Universities across the United States including NYU, Harvard University School of Divinity, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Davis and Elkin College WV. He has opened shows for the legendary Burning Spear, Lucky Dube, Mutabaruka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Buju Banton, Capleton, CocoTea, Judy Mowatt, Luciano and many others. Elena Oumano of Billboard Magazine, in a review for a dub album produced by Trumystic Sound System on which Osagyefo solos on two tracks, wrote “Osagyefo is a poet spitting fiery rhymes.” In 2001, he won a poetry award for best performance poet in London. To hear Osagyefo is to feel his energy vibrating with pure unadulterated inspiration.He is the author of a book of poetry entitled “Psalms of Osagyefo…Chanting Down Babylon“. Osagyefo believes himself to be a spiritual revolutionary poet, a Rasta soldier on the battlefield of life, fighting against oppression with the sword of righteousness, word sound and power.