Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham. He can’t remember a time he was not creating poetry but this had nothing to do with school where poetry meant very little to him, in fact he had finished full-time education at the age of thirteen. His poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’.
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Most of Benjamins’ own musical recordings fall into the Reggae or Dub Poetry category, but his latest album ‘Naked’ defies categorisation. It is produced by the legendary drummer Trevor Morais and features artists as diverse as Howard Jones, Aref Durvesh, Dennis Bovell, and many others. Visit website >