Jean "Binta" Breeze

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Jean "Binta" Breeze MBE (11 March 1956 – 4 August 2021)[1][2] was a Jamaican dub poet and storyteller. Some think she was the first woman to write and perform dub poetry.[3] She worked also as a theatre director, choreographer, actress, and teacher. She was born in Hanover, Jamaica.

Breeze died on 4 August 2021 in Sandy Bay, Jamaica from problems caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, aged 65.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sheri Elaine Metzger, "Jean “Binta” Breeze 1956–", Contemporary Black Biography, 2003. Encyclopedia.com. 4 March 2013.
  2. Patel, Asha (5 August 2021). "'Electrifying' poet, artist and performer Jean 'Binta' Breeze dies, aged 65". Leicester Mercury.
  3. Cummings, Mark (19 July 2012). "Jamaica's first female dub poet honoured by the Brits". Jamaica Observer.
  4. Taylor, Harry (2021-08-05). "Jamaican dub poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze dies aged 65". The Guardian. Retrieved 2021-08-06.