On 4 August, one year after her passing, the George Padmore Institute and Lambeth Libraries celebrated the life and work of the captivating performer and award-winning poet Jean Binta Breeze. It was a joyful evening of poetry, song and remembrance.
We’d like to thank the friends, family and colleagues from the worlds of literature, music and theatre who took to the stage: literature producer Melanie Abrahams; musician and producer Dennis Bovell; Jean’s youngest child, marketer Caribe Breese; actor and director Burt Caesar; actress Dona Croll; percussionist Everald ‘Far-I’ Forrest and his drummers; poet and GPI Trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson; and actress Angela Wynter.
Thanks also to the staff at Brixton Library and everyone who helped to make the event so memorable. And to the audience, who donated £330.50 to the GPI on the night to help with our urgent building repairs.
The GPI will be making the film of the event public in due course. Please look out for information about that in the near future
The GPI is an independent charity (1003001), it is not associated with any other organisation. We rely on grants and individual donations to continue to preserve and make available the stories of many black and Asian communities.
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