Poetry by Roger Bonair-Agard
Music by Andy Akiho
Performed by Andy Akiho, Roger Bonair-Agard, Sean Dixon, Jeffrey Zeigler
The poet knows all sorts of things. Right now,
he is convinced he is inside the belly of his greatest
work ever. Rum will do that.
M is Black Enough (aka Miyamoto is Black Enough) is a collaborative exploration of meaning and conversation; a contemporary band of hard driving rhythms and biting social commentary that utilizes steelpan, cello, drums, and poetry/vocals. The performance is complex and aggressive, and involves all elements equally in a bold narrative about people, justice, struggle, joy, and celebration.
M is Black Enough is a melange of musical styles forming a brash symphony that nods the head, moves the feet, and asks the listener to challenge and disturb her own comfort. Miyamoto is both a building frenzy of excitement and a cerebral jaunt through one’s own belief systems, leaning towards a joy that refuses itself unless it is foundation’d in justice.