When: Thursday 7 August

Where: The NZ Film Archive (cnr of Taranaki & Ghuznee Streets), Wellington, 7pm start

Featuring: Guest speakers Ingrid Leary (British Council director) and DJ Danny Lemon (Roots Foundation)

Preceded by: ‘Bristol Vibes’ from the UK Channel 4 ‘Black Tracks’ series

Price: $6 unwaged, $8 waged, pre-sales available from The Film Archive from Monday 4 August – limited seats available

‘Musically Mad’ is a film that dedicates itself to shining light on UK sound-system culture by taking the audience into the heads and hearts of the singers and sound-men, the backbone of the UK roots reggae scene.

It follows a culture that was brought to the UK by Caribbean immigrants and which continues the tradition of providing upliftment to the people in the face of hardship and fostering community and cultural unification and pride.

The film includes interviews and footage of some of the key players of the scene, including Iration Steppas, I Natural, Aba Shanti, Jah Shaka, Dougie Conscious Sounds, DJ Stryda, King Shiloh, Afrikan Simba, Channel One, Fatman Sound, Young Warrior, Joe Ariwa, Mad Professor, Levi Roots and many more!

 

Big Up:
Wellington City Council, British Council & The Film Archive

More info:
Musically Mad website