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Rhymes, Rock & Revolution – The Story of Performance Poetry (BBC Documentary 2015)

The first ever performance at the Royal Albert...Is poetry the new rock ‘n’ roll – or is rock ‘n’ roll the new poetry? This documentary explores how the edges between performance poetry and popular music have become blurred – a radical cross-pollination that began 50 years ago when Allen Ginsberg stormed the stage of the Royal Albert Hall. In the year when the Beats met the Beatles, the event turned a young generation on to verse – a revolution that shows no sign of slowing down in today’s urban music and slam poetry scenes.

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