WIDELY celebrated as one of the greatest poets of his generation, Benjamin Zephaniah is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls “street politics.”

His poetry, books and plays have captivated hearts and minds, fuelling imaginations and winning him a legion of fans all over the world.

Though his music is lesser known than his written work it is no less fervent. Created alongside his accomplished producer and collaborator The Sea, Revolutionary Minds is a deep selection of dub-reggae juggernauts, the essence and style of which fully reinforce the messages projected through Zephaniah’s powerful lyrics.

  • Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds, Sage Gateshead, Wednesday, May 29, 8pm. Tickets priced from £19.60 are available from sagegateshead.com or call the ticket office on 0191 443 4661