WORD, SOUND, POWER: Introducing Tribe Sankofa. According to Founder and Artistic Director, Fabian Thomas, who also performs with the unit, it’s “a 15-member performing arts group comprised of a vibrant and eclectic cadre of multi-talented performers who are combining their artistry to add an exciting new dimension to the performing arts landscape of Jamaica and the rest of the world. Our niche is spoken word/poetry, soulful song-styling uniquely blended with other visual and performing arts. Our vision and market is global.” The group’s debut season, dubbed Word-Soul: The Deluxe Edition, is slated for Nov 24-25 at the Edna Manley College’s Vera Moody Concert Hall. A fundraising benefit performance of Aston Cooke’s rib-tickling revue Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid on Thursday, November 1 at the Pantry Playhouse will go towards the upcoming 2-night event. To learn more, visit facebook.com/tribesankofa and twitter.com/tribesankofa.