Leggo De Lion
AnthonyJoseph is one of the most exciting and innovative voices, poet, musician, performer, and leading writers of his generation. Born in Trinidad and based in London since 1989, Joseph creates what he calls 'liquid textology' together with The Spasm Band who provide the musical component of Joseph's novel 'The African Origins of UFOs' as heard on Leggo de Lion. The Spasm Band play a kind of 'wild island jazz' with direct lineage to Caribbean ancestry, a sound infused with Trinidadian spiritual baptist rhythms, deep, hypnotic basslines, jagged sax and hard hand percussion. As a spoken word artist, Joseph performs worldwide and is equally as comfortable in his role as lecturer and teacher.In 2005 Joseph was the British Council's first Poet in residence at California State University. Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band is : Anthony Joseph - poet / Andrew John - Upright electric Bass / Colin Webster - Tenor Sax & Flute / Paul Zimmerman - Percussion.