Alethea all set to bring Miss Lou’s Caribbean tales to Hitchin benefit gig

Alethea Graham is on the bill at the Hitchin Christian Centre fundraiser

Alethea Graham is on the bill at the Hitchin Christian Centre fundraiser - Credit: Archant

You may have never heard of Louise Bennett or Miss Lou– as she is known in the Caribbean – her stories and poems make her something of a patois poet laureate.

North Herts musician and teacher Anthony Spicer

North Herts musician and teacher Anthony Spicer - Credit: Archant

But Alethea Graham will be performing some of her work in Jamaican dialect at Hitchin Christian Centre on Saturday night at a charity fundraiser with a wide-ranging bill – including flamenco and jazz guitar from North Herts musician and teacher Anthony Spicer.

Also on the bill from 6pm at the Bedford Road venue are singers Sophia Soul and Jenise Wynter, who performs at Mea J, and London stand- up comedian Athena Kuglenu.

They’re all performing to support African student Abdulazeez Muyildeen, known as Zizo, who has run out of cash before completing his university studies and needs a helping hand to reach his potential.

As well as a wide variety of music and performance, an auction and an exhbition supported by local businesses, there’s fab food on the menu, too.

You can book £12 tickets in advance from 07773 755362 or pay £15 on the door. Concessions at £10 are on offer, and there’s also a family ticket for £45. You can also book online via the www.hitchinherts.com/events website.

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