This month's installment of Seh Sup'm Poetry and Live Music on October 30th will be a benefit performance for Ayala Bennett, a grade 13 student of Ardenne High School who has been diagnosed with cancer. Ayala is brilliant student and an ardent lover of poetry who herself shows much promise as a poet. She has always supported poetry events such as Seh Sup'm Poetry as much as her schedule as a student allows and is known in the poetry circles as a "Friend of Poetry".
On receiving the news of her illness the decision was taken to have a benefit show of Seh Sup'm Poetry to help with her medical expenses with her parents' consent.
The event at the Village Blues Bar at the Orchid Plaza, 20 Barbican Road, will also feature rare performances from Professor Mervin Morris, renowned poet and university lecture and Dingo, a favourite of the poetry faithful. The "Friends of Ayala" which includes Ayala school mates at Ardenne will also feature on the program performing her favourite pieces as well as her own poetry.
Jamel Hall a recent UWI graduate and former president of the UWI based "Creative Writers Circle" features along with rising Dub Poet Iyunda who has recently released his debut album in Europe and Stevie "Lighting" Newland of the internationally acclaimed roots reggae group Rootz Underground doing an acoustic set.
African and World Beat maestro DJ Iset will provide the musical eclectic sounds which have become the signature sounds of Seh Sup'm poetry.
The show begins at 7pm at the Village Blues Bar until 11pm with admission for the benefit being $700 which will be hosted by Izemi-Clem.
Tickets are available at Bookophilia bookstore located at 92 Hope Rd