BBMM2021 ‘Queens Of Sound: Women & Reggae’

Thursday July 22 2021, 6-9pm

Exclusive & rare opportunity to see rarely screened documentary featuring Jamaican female artists, industryites and academic talking reality.

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.

Discussion will be moderated by community activist Nana Asante with all-female** UK and Jamaica special guests, from the artistic and academic communities.

A British Black Music Month 2021 presentation from BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress) – highlighting music from long time…

Check out IRD (International Reggae Day) London UK Thursday July 1, 6.00-10.00pm: BBM.eventbrite.com and IRDUK.co.uk

^ 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 to watch the trailer.

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