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BBMM2021 Queens Of Sound: Women & Reggae
July 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Exclusive opportunity to see rarely screened documentary featuring Jamaican female artists, industryites and academic talking real…
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Sandra Krampelhuber’s 2006 feature length documentary ‘Queens Of Sound’ ^ is still one of the best films that allows female voices to express themselves across various topics within Jamaican reggae and dancehall.
“I felt that it was more than time for a film about Reggae and Dancehall in which the women speak out. Plus I wanted to correct and challenge the one-sided negative image that especially Dancehall music has in mainstream media…” Sandra Krampelhuber
As it’s not available online, this is indeed an exclusive and rare opportunity to watch this ground-breaking documentary featuring dozens of female artists*, industryites and academics discussing issues about women in reggae, music business, faith, sexism and life – topics which will no doubt be developed in the post-screening discussion.
Moderator Nana Asante and UK and Jamaican special guests from the artistic and academic communities, including Dr Isis Semaj-Hall (academic and culturalist), Carroll Thompson (singer-songwriter), Poppy Seed (singer-songwriter and poetress), Dr Denise Noble (academic and reggae researcher), etc, will lead an all-female** led discussion.
A British Black Music Month 2021 presentation from BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress) – highlighting music from long time…
^ Parts of the film warrant Parental Advisory warning.
** Men definitely welcome!
* Film contributors include: artists such as Marcia Griffiths, Tanya Stephens, Sasha, Cecile, Chevelle Franklyn, Queen Ifrica, Macka Diamond, Queen Omega, and Lady G , as well as women behind the scenes, such as Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah (Rastafari activist, film-maker, author, journalist, broadcaster), Prof Carolyn Cooper (academic), Nordia Rose (hottest music video director in Jamaica), Jade Lee (artist management) and Sandra Joy Alcott (founder of JAFA – Jamaica Association of Female Artists).
For more details of the film: queens-of-sound.com.