Films on Sound System Cultures Worldwide
SSO#10 Frames and Frequencies is a one-day film festival premiering sound system films from six continents. Taking place on Thursday 15th February 2024, as a contribution to the 8th Global Reggae Conference, SSO and SST present 12 films showcasing an amazing range of sound systems and their musical and cultural scenes.
SST- produced films from Jamaica explore the island’s rich sound system heritage – and its future. Those from India, South Africa and the UK show the international diaspora of reggae sound systems. Films on Brazil, Colombia and Dominican Republic feature sound systems scenes and technologies unique to those countries that have grown up independently from Jamaican influence.
This is the first ever event to highlight both the variety of sound system types and the common cause of providing musical entertainment out on the street.
Many of the films have been made by the sound systems themselves, as commissioned by the SST European Research Council project. This is a way of recognising the talent and knowledge of those already embedded in the sound system communities.
Sound System practioners and filmmakers from around the world will be online for a Q&A after the screenings.
The SST-commissioned films include Survival: A Rasta Sound System Gathering by Kebra Ethiopia sound system (South Africa); Fear Not by 10,000 Lions (India); Bass Foundation Roots by BFR sound system (India); and Street, Gender and Sound by Feminine Hi-Fi (Brazil).
In addition to premiering SST-commissioned films, SSO#10 platforms existing exceptional work submitted to our open call. We’re excited to screen Zimmers of Southall by Hark1karan (UK), Más Fuerte by Sean Frank (USA and Dominican Republic) and Darien Lamen’s Now We Are Here: A Brief History of An Amazonian Sound System (Brazil).
Join us on Thursday 15 February 2024 for this is a free-to-attend, hybrid event taking place both on Zoom and in-person at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in Kingston, Jamaica.
Register to join online (Zoom): https://mona-uwi-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErd-ysqD8oHNegYdF2FbZMpZBV4jpUTVSv
The SSO#10 screening programme forms part of the 8th Global Reggae Conference. Running from 14-17 February, the conference will be packed with engaging presentations and panel discussions on the theme of A Century of Sound: Technology, Culture and Performance.
Full conference programme can be found at https://www.mona.uwi.edu/events/8th-global-reggae-conference
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|15 Feb 2024
|2:00pm - 12:00am
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