30 POETS, 30 DAYS

“The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes as performed by Ipso Facto

Clip: Special | 7m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

Alfred Noyes’ ballad poem “The Highwaymen” has been memorized by generations of school children. In 1986 the Minnesota reggae band Ipso Facto set the poem to music and performed a memorable live rendition in the old KTCA studios on Como Avenue. The performance was part of a 12 hour broadcast extravaganza on Twin Cities PBS that promoted literacy.

Aired: 03/28/17

Rating: NR

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30 POETS, 30 DAYS is a local public television program presented by TPT.