Raquel McKee, Colin Hassard and Nattassa Latcham share poetry about various climates, with musical interludes online from celebrated South African singer-songwriter, Tu Nokwe.
Raquel McKee is an actor, storyteller, singer/songwriter, workshop facilitator, teacher and a first-generation Jamaican migrant now resident in Northern Ireland. Raquel applies Jamaican style social commentary - Dub Poetry – amongst other styles, to address personal and political issues. In 2021, she collaborated on a creative conversation using poetry and movement, called, IN JUSTICE, as part of Belfast based Terra Nova’s Intercultural cohort commission.
Colin Hassard is a poet, performer and creative writing workshop facilitator from Co. Down. Twice Ulster Poetry Slam Champion, he was Runner Up in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing, 2018. He has performed his work live on BBC Radio Ulster and Sky One. Colin’s debut poetry collection, Age of the Microwave Dinner,’ exploring universal themes within Society, was published in 2021, Doire Press.
Nattassa Latcham is a Poet, Writer, Blogger, Podcaster and Dance Educator. Originally from St. John’s, Antigua in the Caribbean, she now resides in Belfast. A Media & Communications Consultant, she is a graduate of The University of the West Indies.
Tu Nokwe is a South African singer, actress, guitarist, composer, lyricist, recording artist, author, teacher, whose work is driven by her passion for children, community and social justice. Having featured on numerous TV Shows and Dramas, she now performs in, Mam Sakhile Story House. Tu Nokwe continues to host AMAJIKA Arts and Life workshops with youth/children at her house (which she donated to the community), to benefit GBV victims as a Safe Home with an Artists Residency.
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