NiceUp & Radio Active 89FM presents: Dub Echoes Australasian Premier Screening

When: Saturday 9 May

Where: The NZ Film Archive, Taranaki Street, Wellington

6.30pm nibbles by Calypso Caribbean Cafe, 7pm screening (75 minutes).
Film introduced by Ras Twig (Roots & Culture Crew).

Price: $6 unwaged/$8 waged.
DVD available for purchase on the night – thanks to Southbound Distribution.

Dub Echoes is a documentary directed by Bruno Natal (Brazil) that traces the origins of Jamaican dub music and its huge influence on the development of other musical forms including hip-hop and electronica.

It chronicles the evolution of sound and bass and shows how the Jamaican invention called dub has influenced much of the music we hear today and transformed the studio into a musical instrument.  The film was shot in Kingston (Jamaica), London (UK), New York, Washington, LA (US), Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Dub Echoes features some of the true greats and pioneers of music from around the world including Bunny Lee, King Jammy, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, LTJ Bukem, The Mad Professor, Roots Manuva, Sly and Robbie, U Roy and Don Letts.  The film was completed in 2008 and is due for release through Soul Jazz Records (UK) in May 2009.

Big up:
NZ Film Archive
Radio Active 89FM
Calypso Caribbean Cafe
Soul Jazz Records
Southbound Distribution

More info:
Dub Echoes website