FT. LAUDERDALE – Come spend an evening with Poet Malachi Smith, for a reading and performance showing of a documentary of his life, on February 22, 6 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
In honor of Black History Month, the performance by Smith and the world première of Dub Poetry: The Life and Work of Malachi Smith are being presented in association with Reggae Concepts and 4-M International Productions.
Dub Poet, Malachi Smith
Dub Poetry: The Life and Work of Malachi Smith looks at the poetry genre that started on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica through the story of Smith, a poet, playwright, actor and Miami-Dade County police officer.
His biography is a captivating look at a life emerging from a broken home, poverty, and personal and societal prejudices to discover and transform himself. A series of interviews punctuated with Smith’s poetry carries the “dub-u-mentary” which was produced and directed by L. Michael Bryan.
During the library program, Smith will present a reading/performance, followed by a question and answer session. Short readings will also be offered by Dr. Donna Weir-Soley, of Florida International University, and Prof. Geoffrey Phillip, of Miami-Dade College.