Chet Singh

Chet Singh

BandSpoken WordReggae

CHET SINGH IS A ONE MAN ANTI OPPRESSION MACHINE WITH HEAVY REGGAE BEATS, CHET'S A DUB POET THAT DELIVERS A ROCKING BUT POLITICALLY CHARGED SET THAT MANY AUDIENCES HAVE COME TO ADMIRE. CHECK US OUT AT: www.myspace.com/chetsingh

Biography

About Chet Singh
Jamaican born Caribbean raised Chet Singh is an anti-racist educator and activist who currently teaches in the School of Academic Studies and Access Programs at Centennial College. Working at all levels of the educational system, within government and community organizations he has developed and implemented human rights policies and programs and projects aimed at transforming Eurocentric/patriarchal/heterosexist educational ideologies. Most recently, he helped coordinate the development and implementation of a mandatory college course that promotes social justice and environmental/technological sustainability leading to social action. The multicultural /anti-colonial movements during his formative years in the Caribbean led him to embrace the revolutionary art form of dub poetry. In the early1980s he co-founded the reggae/punk/latin fusion band One Mind. The band was a catalyst for organizing around issues of racism/sexism, the anti-apartheid movement and US imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean. He teamed up with The Dub Trinity Band in 2002 which led to the creation of his first recording in two decades. True to the dub tradition, this creative endeavor also coalesced with the creation of the Peterborough Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression collective. For a few years, the collective provided a forum and structure for local academics, teachers, administrators, citizens and grassroots community organization to work collaboratively to address institutional and local issues of discrimination/oppression, poverty and the environment. His new release is a collaborative effort with electro acoustic musician, Jarret Prescott; hip hop producers, The Workhouse Boyz; and Dub Trinity. Special guest artists include Lillian Allen, Rosina Kazi (Lal), and Nick ‘brownman’ Ali. RECORDINGS Unity Music Revolution, One Mind, 1983 One People, One Planet, One Mind; One Mind, 1984 Dub Trinity and Chet Singh, 2004 Darkness of Daylight 2007

Discography

dub trinity band (2002)
darkness of daylight (2007)

Set List

typical set list is 30 minutes

songs include:
darkness of daylight
price is right
jane finch blues
electric man
elephants
blue
enemy
recessionary revolution