Dub Poet AKA Mikey Smith was born in 1954, Kingston, Jamaica. Stoned to death at a political rally at Stony Hill, St. Andrew, Jamaica on 17 August 1983. Linton Kwesi Johnson brought him to London to record his only Album Mi Cyaan Believe It and a John Peel session. LKJ later said of him "The late Jamaican poet, Michael Smith, was to my mind one of the most interesting and original poetic voices to emerge from the English-speaking Caribbean during the last quarter of the 20th century."

Festive Fifty Entries

  • None known


  • One and only session

1. Recorded: 1982-04-24. First broadcast: 04 May 1982. Repeated: 27 May 1982, 28 October 1982

  • Long Time/Black And White / Roots / It A Come/Stuck/Picture Or No Picture / Mi Cyaan Believe It / Trainer

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