by Curmiah Lisette

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‘GREAT’ documents the culture of disvaluing the worth of the black woman and how we must rise above it. In conversation, a female voice narrates the growth of the black man, who is often raised in a broken household and fed misconceptions of himself and his purpose as a man. The title ‘GREAT’ speaks to both sexes, encouraging women to value their worth, and for men to step into their greatness through retelling their own stories. It touches on the idea of matriarchy and how men who are often raised in such environments face the struggle against conforming and submitting to patriarchal traditions. Ultimately, ‘GREAT’ is a celebration of those who know and own their greatness and call to action for those who have yet to discover it.


released September 18, 2015
Poem & Lyrics by Cumiah Lisette
Backing accompaniment by Urahara Mitchell Piano
Mixed & Mastered by Marcus 'Dj Spinny' Jarman
Recorded at Riddim Up Studios



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Curmiah Lisette London, UK

Curmiah Lisette is a St Lucian born-London raised poet & performer. An eclectic soul and multi-disciplinary creative body, much of her work hones in on representing herself wholly as Caribbean & British; encompassing all that it means to be of two cultures, to be a lover, to be black, and to be female. ... more

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