Jean Binta Breeze

About Jean Binta Breeze

Jean "Binta" Breeze was a performance poet, playwright, actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her books include Riddym Ravings, published in 1988 by Race Today; Spring Cleaning, published in 1992 by Virago; and On the Edge of the Island, published in 1996 by Bloodaxe. An album, Tracks, released in 1990 and produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson, combined unaccompanied readings and pieces recorded with accompaniment by Dennis Bovell & the Dub Band, led by the Matumbi founding member. Breeze attracted her earliest attention as a dub poet shortly after coming to England for the first time in the early '80s. In the years since, she divided her time shuttling between her homeland in Jamaica and the U.K. Breeze died on August 4, 2021 in Jamaica at the age of 65. ~ Craig Harris

Hanover, Jamaica
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