London, England – Akira Press Publications Limited has published a book of Jamaican dub poetry by Faada Johnson titled Pucko Poetry (ISBN: 0947638555).
The poems are written from a new and powerful poetic form called “Cuss Poems”.
Pucko Poetry is influenced by the oratory and potency of the Pocomina Churches in Jamaica.””Faada Johnson was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1962 and was educated at Savanna-La-Mar High School, Westmoreland, Jamaica. He arrived to England in 1980 and started writing fulltime in 1983.
In 1984 Faada Johnson published his first collection of poems Deadly Ending Season (Akira Press Publications) and completed a Dub Poetry Album – Pucko Music in 2003. FAADA Johnson has taught in many schools, colleges, universities, community groups, and worked as Ethnic Advisor to Westminster Council, promoting African consciousness and African Caribbean Literature, Music and Culture. Pucko Poetry is his first full length collection for 19 years.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.