193: Sol Adventurers Live: E14:Poets w/ Miss Lee, Kimoko Watson & Amaziyah the Great

Sol Adventurers Live is an inter-generational program providing an informal platform where youth reason with elders and wisdom keepers that transform generational barriers, create lasting bonds, and carry ancient wisdom forward to the next seven generations. Sol Adventurers Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit empowering youth to discover their gifts, share them with the world, and gain strength through reconnecting with their community. We are bridging the gap between youth and elders.

Our elder guest Miss Lee, Marlene Lee Buckley is a seamstress, poet, song writer and performer. She is also a story writer who is good at either Standard English or patois. Her hobbies are reading, writing and performing. Her ambition is to carry on the work of the Jamaican icon, Louise Bennett. Thanks for giving me a chance to help in the building and grooming of our young talents.

Our youth guest Kimoko Watson was born and raised in the breadbasket parish, St. Elizabeth which is located in Jamaica. She was raised by her great-grandmother, who molded her into the vibrant and outspoken young lady she has become. Watson is an educator at the secondary level, where she specializes in teaching the English Language. Her love for reading and her wide imagination keeps the fire burning that fuels her passion for writing. Watson has published two collection of poetry and is focused on publishing a series of children books in the near future

Our poetic inspiration is Amaziyah the Great, born Craig Alton Kirkland. He spent the best part of his childhood growing up in Spanish Town, the onetime capital city of Jamaica. More popularly recognized by his pseudonym ‘Amaziyah The Great’, Craig is known both locally and (thanks to social networking) internationally for his contributions to the world of Jamaican Arts by way of his short films, music, spoken word, photography and music video production.

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