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Levi Tafari

Born, 1960 in Liverpool

Liverpool poet Levi Tafari contributed a poem to the catalogue for a major exhibition of the paintings executed by Denzil Forrester, between 1980 and 1990. The exhibition was organised by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, where it was shown 22 September - 3 November 1990, before touring to Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 14 February - 14 April 1991 and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 29 June - 28 July 1991.

On account of the distint resonances of reggae and dub music (and the environments in which Black people gathered to listen to and enjoy such music) in Forrester’s work, the exhibition’s leading title was Dub Transition. Indeed, the important accompanying catalogue missed few opportunities to stress the association, such as Levi Tafari’s poem, “Blues Dance Suffererers Style”.

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1990