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Just when you thought you had seen the ultimate in performance poetry THE BEST KEPT SECRET has raised the bar on what is one of the most exciting events to ever happen on the poetry scene.
THE BEST KEPT SECRET consisting of Amen Noir, Tuggs.t.a.r, ShakaRa and OneNess. Having been heavy weights on the circuit since the turn of the millennium, while newcomer shakaRA has quickly trail blazed an ever rising reputation on the scene.
Ask anyone of the most talented poets, and you'd be hard pushed to find someone who do not include these five names. And far from being rivals, each poet admires the work of the other, and has quickly embraced the chance to work together in the quest for performance perfection.
They first came together at the request of poetry legends The Last Poets, who invited them individually to support their London tour in the winter of 2004. Wanting to give The Last Poets a worthy performance they merged their styles to offer an unforgettable night. Tongues couldn't stop wagging about their collective effort.
It began the process of what was to become THE BEST KEPT SECRET.
Their limited performances have sent shock waves throughout the global community with requests form Nottingham, Norway, Sweden and United States arriving thick and fast. Audiences are taken through a roller coaster of emotions from each poet who should be labelled a master poet in their craft. Individually they are awesome. Together they are unbelievable.
It is impossible to ignore the impact THE BEST KEPT SECRET are having and will continue to have. For the UK's poetical quest for recognition and global influence has taken a giant stride towards its objective. And soon, the world will know, the most lethal poets in the business are a secret no more.
- by Andrew Togobo