Coronavirus vs Reggaemylitis
There’s something positive to be said for everything.
Corona strikes the West and developed countries and feels what the poorest countries
(epidemics, hurricanes, ie) often experience without a State and a Health Care System.
For some time, it brings back the humility that we lack since we believe we have totally dominated Nature.
3-16-2020 Stéphane Delphin
"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.
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 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 that we find in Jamaican
Featuring Sly Dunbar, Clevie Browne, Sizzla, Papa Jaro, The Unstoppable Kumina band, Fil Calender and more.... 52' by Stephane Delphin- 2017 DNTZ Productions
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 Rastafari). - sending warnings when "badness" (when criminality happening in the community - Darlinston - Westmoreland. Rest in Zion since 2015 at 87 y-old.
Kumina is an african-Jamaican practice, rooted in Bakongo culture (presently DRC). Before the invention of Nyabinghi, it was music practised by the first Rastas
Clevie Browne began as a teenager : drummer for Lee Scratch Perry, Augustus Pablo then in the Temple : STUDIO 1 aka Mr Coxsone Dodd. With his alter ego : Steely Johnson (RIP) Clevie are rated as the Dancehall music REAL foundations .
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
Director Stephane Delphin Q and A
after film screening at Brixton Library oct 13 2018