Otis Kirby-Dunkley

Tarantella for the 21st Century

How to make Hilaire Belloc relevant to the younger generations? That is a question to ponder, when even the Cautionary Verses are unknown to most people under 40. Chris has often thought that some of Belloc’s poems, given their unusual rhythm would lend themselves rather well to a Rap/ Hip-Hop style of presentation. Otis Kirby-Dunkley, 26, took up the challenge, and has created a 21st Century rendition of Belloc’s poem Tarantella. Otis was a dear friend of Oliver Hare, Chris’ son, who tragically died four years ago.

Please listen to Otis’ version. We would love to know what you think!