Director Stephane Delphin Q and A
after film screening at Brixton Library oct 13 2018
"Soul rebels : the untold story of Dancehall music" (52' - 2017) and "Watt Town : holy songs from Jamaica" (47' - 2015) are two unique documentaries proposed by DoNotTroubleZionProductions (DNTZ) .
If you thought of knowing the history of Reggae and Jamaica, then these two movies are compulsory for you. In others, they are the means to discover a Jamaica which we have never told you.
The untold story of Dancehall music
Sulphurous music, Dancehall dethroned Reggae in Jamaica. Music of the ghetto and the gangsters, this music
carries strangely the rhythms of the first Jamaican religions in 18th and 19th centuries. Worships unknown or despised by most of inhabitants.
Through images of ceremonies and interviews of the creators of the Dancehall, appears a thirst of spirituality against the
forgetting of its roots.
Featuring Sly Dunbar, Clevie Browne, Sizzla, Papa Jaro, The Unstoppable Kumina band, Fil Calender and more....
Revival from he was born, "Country" is a Watchman and beat the Kette drum 3 times a day by reciting the 23rd psalm. He could predict the future (a thing which refute Rastafarians). - sending warnings when badness coming in the community - Darlinston - Westmoreland. Resting in Zion since 2015.
Kumina is an african-Jamaican practice, very influenced by the culture Bakongo (Congo RDC). Before the invention of Nyabinghi, it was music practised by every first Rastafarians
Clevie Browne began teenager the music as a drummer for Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo then in the Studio 1 of the producer Coxsone Dodd. He is considered with his accomplice Steely Johnson (rip) as the co-inventor of Dancehall music.
Sizzla is maybe the first Dancehall Rasta star. Alternately furious or spiritual, he enjoys a big respect among the musicians.
Extract of a discussion after a projection in March, 2018 in London