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The Watts Prophets consists of Otis O'Solomon, Richard Anthony Dedeaux, and Father Amde Hamilton. Watts is a region of Los Angeles which was subject to race riots in 1965 and gave birth shortly after to the Watts Writer's Workshop promoting unification, advancement, and solidarity of unity and intellectual pursuit in the African American community. Combining soul and jazz influences with African and Latin American style percussion as a backdrop to their direct, powerful, and confrontational poetry, they demanded…
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