Hit Me With Music

Director: Miquel Galofré
2011, Jamaica
English and Jamaican Creole
Documentary feature 74 minutes / 16+

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Jamaican dancehall fascinates the world with its irresistible beats and raw, controversial lyrics. This documentary explores the roots of this unruly offspring of reggae, featuring pioneers Yellowman and the late Bogle, Elephant Man, the Gully and Gaza gods, Mavado and Vybz Kartel, and some of the current issues: warring artists, skin-bleaching and “daggering”.

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Barcelona-born Miquel Galofré has over 20 years’ experience as a cameraman, editor and director in the Spanish television industry. In 2007 he made his first film, the award-winning short Gua! Pa! His first documentary, Why do Jamaicans Run so Fast? was screened at the ttff/10.

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Fri 23 Sept 4.30pm*, Centre for Language Learning, UWI
Sun 25 Sept 4.30pm*, The Little Carib Theatre
Sat 01 Oct 7.00pm, MovieTowne

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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