BLACK HISTORY MONTH – Broward County Library in association with Reggae Concepts and 4-M International Productions Present:
An Evening with Poet, Malachi Smith
February 22, 2007 • 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
• World première of documentary film
Dub Poetry: The Life and Work of Malachi Smith
• Reading/performance by Malachi Smith and others
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, Florida International University, and Prof. Geoffrey Philp, Miami-Dade College.