Renowned dub poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze dies aged 65

  • Written by Leah Mahon
  • Published on 6th August 2021
    Jamaican poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE leaves a longstanding mark in the literary world following her passing. (Picture: Renaissance One)
  • THE PIONEERING dub poet Jean “Binta” Breeze MBE has died at the age of 65.
  • Born in Jamaica, Breeze was a lauded artist and performer known for her exceptional talents in Dub poetry, leading performances at literary festivals in both the UK and across the Caribbean.
  • She had undergone her training at the Jamaican School of Drama and began writing poetry in the 1970s.
  • She went onto write 10 books of celebrated poems and stories, and released five albums of her work.
  • According to her representatives, Renaissance One Writers and Event who announced her passing, Breeze died in Jamaica on August 4, following a “period of ill health”.


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