A performance by the Jamaica Youth Theatre.
The piece was put together through a project the Jamaica Youth Theatre collaborated with a youth group in Denmark. Using the theme of graffiti, youth created a theatre piece around photographs of graffiti in Kingston. This piece was inspired by a piece of graffiti that said "The Pickney Dem a Dry"
The piece is two fold, although both are not shown here. After the poetry piece, participants would write names of young people they know who have died violently and would hang them on a clothes line, and speak a sentence about who that person was, their age, and how they died.
In this case, members of the community were asked to speak about Shauna-Kay Shaw, a community organizer who was killed violently on Tuesday January 18, 2011 in Woodside.
"the pickney dem a dry, the youths dem a cry, the pickney dem a dry like the clothes pon de line"
"live up live up, we all bleed red"
Randy McLaren on Drums