YASUS AFARIs 7th annual poetry celebration Poetry in Motion was held in Feb 2010 featuring the Golden Tongue Award. The Golden Tongue Anthology will be published shortly.
YASUS AFARIs 2010 Tour in Mama Africa was a great success and plans are in hand for the 2011 African Redemption Tour as part of the UNESCO United Nations Year for People of African Descent.
One Love, One Hope, One Humanity.
International Poet Author and Reggae Recording Artiste,YASUS AFARI The Ancient Youth has been circling the globe nonstop for the past three years carrying the message of One Love One Hope One Humanity
YASUS incorporates entertainment, Jamaican humour social graces and education into an inspirational, motivational and mystifying package which he dubs edutainment for the entire family Accordingly the audience is served with an unforgettable nourishing menu of good clean intelligent fun
Wirl Wind World Tour
Since the historic double launch of his Jamaican bestselling Overstanding Rastafari, Jamaicas Gift to the World, at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, along with his CD Revolution Chapter 1 AFARI has toured Jamaica Barbados St Lucia England Wales Japan Australia New Zealand Canada The Gambia Zimbabwe and Azania/South Africa visiting some of these countries up to 6 and 8 times
in 2008 Yasus Afari re-released his poetry Anthology Eye Pen and his CD Gift of Visionfeaturing YASUS AFARI and Friends inclusive of Beres Hammond Black Uhuru Luciano Freddy McGregor Garnet Silk Natural Black Singing Melody and Jahson Bringsley Fords of ASWAD son
In 2009 YASUS released Kiss Mi Neck which is an unprecedented Jamaican Spoken Word CD which is an extraordinary recording and constantly gaining international attention
Jamaican Dub Bardd YASUS AFARI yng Gogledd Cymru
In Wales YASUS AFARI flows with the environmental themes he promotes, sharing the Welsh translation of his internationally recognised poem The Earth is our Friend Daewedd ys ein Cydwedd and also continues to build bridges and embrace differences as he performs with another international poet Richard Douglas Pennant a descendent of a family who used their wealth to build the castle at Penrhyn in North WalesYASUS AFARI will be working with school children who have been studying the historical links between Jamaica and North Wales as well as setting up learning links between schools
YASUS in Scotland
In Scotland the focus will be on visiting the Museum of Religious Life and Art to present the perspective of Rastafari and present his book Overstanding Rastafari â€“ Jamaicaâ€™s Gift to the World for inclusion in their prestigious library as well as meeting local groups to plan activities for his next tour in the Autumn
In London and Wolverhampton YASUS AFARI will be the Key Note speaker at Learning Links Internationals conference and seminar events organised with the very active Caribbean and African Languages Network
Then YASUS AFARI returns to Jamaica to touch base for 4 days before flying to Anguilla for a series of parenting workshops and concerts book and CD signing engagements before returning to Kingston for the University of the West Indies historic RASTAFARI Studies Conference at Mona August 17 to 20 where he is one of the key note presenters as well as a workshop facilitator and featured performer with his Reggae Band and special guests
YASUS AFARI is returning to Africa in September for highly anticipated appearances to advance the planning for the 2011 African Redemption Tour as part of the UNESCO United Nations Year for People of African Descent.
And then as this frenetic year closes YASUS AFARI is back in the UK for the Black History Season before flying to Australia at the specific invitation of the indigenous peoples of the Melbourne area who he connected with at the Parliament of the Worldâ€™s Religions which was hosted there last year