in Jamaica, Chet Singh moved with his family every few years, following
his economist fathers job postings. He has lived in Guyana,
Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and Fiji. Each time he moved, young
Singh was struck by the common trend of disparities between rich and
poor everywhere he lived. It was this experience that shaped the man,
the poet and the teacher. He wants justice in the world and finds
his true voice in activist poetry and music.
has been performing dub poetry since the eighties. In performance,
Singh chants passionately in the hypnotic rhythms characteristic of
this Caribbean-based poetry.
is a founding member of the Dub Poets Collective. As an educator,
Singh has developed and taught courses in human rights in the workplace,
dispute resolution, labour relations and employment law. He has worked
at the University of Toronto, York University, Sheridan College and
Sir Sanford Fleming College. He also has a long history as a human
rights advisor to governments, hospitals and public school boards.
is currently a business instructor at Centennial College. Backed by
Peterborough-based reggae band, Dub Trinity, Singh, the college business
instructor, continually morphs into Singh, the dub poet, chanting
words that are stinging criticisms of Western society.