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Spoken-word legends ‘The Last Poets’ to perform in Roxbury
Posted by Patrick Rosso June 15, 2012

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

The smooth sounds and righteous lyrics of “The Last Poets,” a direct link to the creators of modern hip-hop and spoken word poetry, will be coming to Roxbury this Saturday.

It seems fitting that a group that got its start at a rally honoring Malcolm X in Harlem in 1968 will be playing a show to celebrate Juneteenth, the day the United States commemorates the emancipation of the slaves, but with their revolutionary lyrics, thought provoking message, and overall celebration of African-American history and culture it fits right in.

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