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Reggae University Camp

Foro permanente dedicado a la cultura y la historia del reggae

 

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Lugar ideal para reuniones y debates, así como charlas informales, presentaciones de libros y lecturas, proyecciones de películas y exposiciones, la sede de la Reggae University acoge también los ACR Meetings, encuentros organizados por la Asociación Cultural Reggae con la participación de artistas, expertos y activistas de la escena reggae nacional, y las charlas propuestas por la House of Rastafari,referencia en el festival para todo los que quieren saber más sobre la livity rasta.

 

 

2012 FEATURES

Reggae University Reggae University Reuniendo a académicos, artistas, productores, escritores y público. Desde 2007 Read more
House of Rastafari House of Rastafari El tradicional cuartel general de la Asamblea Permanente de Rastafaris Italianos Read more
ACR Meetings ACR Meetings Con la participación de artistas, expertos y activistas de la escena reggae naci Read more
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2012 DAILY SCHEDULE

Reggae University

Reggae University - Jamaica 50

Agosto 2012 marca el 50 aniversario de la Independencia de Jamaica, por esta razón hemos decidido unirnos a todas las celebraciones que tienen lugar en Jamaica y en toda la diáspora jamaicana, programando la Reggae University de este año con un tema principal que pretende investigar Jamaica después de su independencia a través del prisma de la música jamaicana, esperando poder enfatizar la forma en que la música y el arte de la isla se han desarrollado y han celebrado la identidad nacional desde la independencia hasta hoy en día.

All the Reggae University sessions are conducted in English
 everyday

2.00pm - 10.00pm EXHIBIT 50 YEARS OF REGGAE MUSIC
By Freestylee. Artist Without Borders (Jamaica).
Fund-raising for Alpha Boys School, Kingston. Artworks on sale.

2.00pm - 10.00pm EXHIBIT REGGAE POSTER CONTEST
The three winner artworks (Israel, Turkey, Italy)

16 aug 3.00pm EXHIBIT LAUNCH
Music selected by Lampadread.

6.00pm: SWING EASY - Celebrating the Evolution of Reggae at the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence. In session with Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Derrick Morgan. Ernest Ranglin (tbc).

7.15pm REGGAE: MY LIFE IS. A conversation with manager Copeland Forbes.

exhibit-ruc-2012 Sly & Robbie Derrick Morgan Ernest Ranglin Copeland Forbes
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6.30pm SHE'S ROYAL - Strong Female Voices in Reggae.
In session with Marcia Griffiths, Tanya Stephens and Etana.

7.30pm REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL
VIDEO-message by Barbara Blake Hannah (RFF Director, JAM)
FILM Red, Amber & Green by Christopher Byfield (18min, JAM 2011)
FILM 6AM by Wayne Benjamin (26min, JAM 2011)

Marcia Griffiths tanya-stephens Etana

reggae-film-festival-2012 barbara-blake Red, Amber & Green 6AM by Wayne Benjamin
18 5.30pm JIMMY CLIFF. A reading by David Katz.
From his new book Jimmy Cliff: An Unauthorized Biography(Signal Books/MacMillan, 2012)

6.00pm ROOTS WITH QUALITY - An Exploration of Reggae's Development.
In session with Niney The Observer, Michael Rose, Freddy McGregor.

Jimmy Cliff by David Katz Niney Observer Michael Rose Freddie McGregor
19 5.30pm OUR TIME COME - The New Movement in Jamaican Arts.
In session with Raging Fyah, Jah9, Rory Gilligan (Stone Love), and Storm Sauter.

6.30pm FILM Better Mus Come by Storm Saulter (104min, USA 2011)
Exploring the origins of gang conflicts in Jamaica

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6.00pm AWAKE ZION - Rastafari, Jamaican Music and Cultural Affinity.
In session with Wailing Souls (Winston 'Pipe' Matthews and Lloyd "Bread" McDonald), the Congos (Watty Burnett, Roydel Johnson, Cedric Myton, Kenroy Feyffe) and film-director Monica Haim (Israel).

7.00pm FILM Awake Zion by Monica Haim (60min, USA 2012)
Exploring connections between Rastafari and Judaism

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5.30pm TRUTH AND RIGHTS - The Incredible Career of Johnny Osbourne.
With Johnny Osbourne.

6.30pm FROM 17 NORTH PARADE TO THE WORLD – The Life & Work of Clive Chin.
With Clive Chin.

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22 5.30pm DUB IN BABYLON - Dub Reggae and Sound System Culture in Britain
In session with Jah Shaka (TBC), Neil Perch (Zion Train), and prof. Christopher Partridge (University of Lancaster, UK), author of the book Dub In Babylon: Understanding the Evolution and Significance of Dub Reggae In Jamaica and Britain, From King Tubby to Post-punk (Equinox Publishing, UK 2010).

7.00pm WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE – Sound System Culture in Jamaica.
In Session with Bass Odyssey and Ricky Trooper

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ACR Meetings

Todos los ACR Meetings serán en español

16 aug 4.00pm EUSKADI TROPICAL
LIBROS Kannabis Banda. Reggae a fuego lento y Potato Reggae Banda. La Utopía de un Euskadi Tropical. Con Julián Díaz (Kannabis), Pedro "Aianai" Espinosa y Elena López-Aguirre (Potato).
parte 2: FILM Potato en Fueros, Vitoria-Gasteiz 2007 (43min, España 2007)
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4.00pm CANCIONES DE REDENCIÓN
FILM Canciones de Redención de NiceTime prod.(90min, España 2012) sobre la Penitenciaría General de Kingston, Jamaica.
parte 2: DEBATE Fernando García-Guereta vs Carlos Monty.

18 4.00pm WAILERS 50
CHARLA - DEBATE Con Josetxo Mintegi y Lalo Flores.
20 4.00pm REGGAE EN LOS PAÍSES DE HABLA HISPANA
Con Cultura Profetica (Puerto Rico), Santi Palazzo (Rock & Pop FM, Buenos Aires), Supabassie (Valencia) y Lalo Flores (ACR, Ciudad Real).
21 4.00pm COMO SE GRABA LA MUSICA JAMAICANA
WORKSHOP Con Ibon Larruzea de Lone Ark Studio (Euridia).
22 4.00pm EL PROYECTO ACOUSTIC VIBES
Con Fernando Hevia.

House of Rastafari

All the Rasta Seminars and Visions will be in English (Italian and Spanish multimedia material available)

 everyday

12.00pm NYABINGHI CHANTS

EXHIBIT YOUTHS OF SHASHA - THE PROJECT.
Photos by Luca Sgamellotti (Ominonero.net, ITA)

EXHIBIT RASTA ART INT'L CONTEST

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3.00pm RASTA SEMINAR COOPERATION WITH ETHIOPIA
The project of Asociation Cultural Abisinios. With Ras Araya (Ethiopia).

16 aug 3.00pm RASTA SEMINAR RASTA LIVITY
The basic concepts and truths on Rastafari faith and livity.
With Ras Iyared Mihiret.
19 3.00pm RASTA SEMINAR RASTA LIVITY. Experiences.
From Uganda to Ethiopia.With Ras Jingo

4.00pm RASTA VISIONS YOUTHS OF SHASHA.
Introducing a documentary in progress about the young multi-ethnic community in Shashamane, Ethiopia, and the presence of incredible musical talents without any kind of support for their artistic skills. The documentary is part of a wider project to promote cultural exchanges between Jamaica and Shashamane through music and arts. With Ras Tewelde.

20 3.00pm RASTA SEMINAR WORDS & POWER
Speeches of His Majesty Emperor Selassie I, Guide and Light in the new millennium. With Ras Iyared Mihiret.

5.30 pm RASTA VISIONS HISTORY ARCHIVES
FILM The Lion Of Judah visits Jamaica by Vin Kelly (21min, Jam 1966)
The visit of the Emperor in Jamaica (21-24 April 1966) has represented the arrival of the Messiah in Jamaica for the Rasta. Thousands went to the airport and broke every security barrier, while singing and celebrating His arrival.

21 3.00pm RASTA SEMINAR ETHIOPIA AND BIBLE – The influence of the Old Testament on Rastafari and the Ethiopian Ortodox Church. With Marco Adriano Stassi and Ras Iyared Mihiret.

Photo Workshop

August 16th + 17th + 18th

11.30am - 2.30pm

Base Workshop

With Lorenzo Scaldaferro

Registration untill July 30th

August 20th, 21st and 22nd

11.30am - 2.30pm

Advanced Workshop

With Lorenzo Scaldaferro

Registration untill July 30th

Calendario Reggae University Camp 2011


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16.00 DEBATE EL DANCEHALL COMO ELEMENTO IDENTITARIO con ACR, Daggabwoy (dancer), Nando García-Guereta (productor), Carlos Monty (periodista), Daddy Maza (cantante)|closed

No cabe duda de que hoy por hoy el dancehall representa algo más que un género musical practicado en Jamaica desde hace aproximadamente tres décadas. El dancehall es un estilo de vida con el que se identifica buena parte de la sociedad jamaicana y que implica singularmente a la juventud de la isla. Pero el dancehall también lleva implícito y pone de manifiesto aspectos controvertidos y muy criticados de la idiosincrasia cultural jamaicana, como son el racismo, el sexismo o la homofobia.

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18.00 WORKSHOP THE HISTORY OF REGGAE with David Rodigan. Presented by Red Bull Music Academy

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20.00 PELÍCULA LOVERS ROCK (2011, UK) de Menelik Shabazz

Through live performances from the leading exponents of the genre along with humorous reflections and interviews the film brings back to life the era of the late 70s and 80s when the music was at a highpoint. Lovers Rock was British, the first UK ‘girl power’ music that gave a voice to many first generation black British young people but not exclusively. Along with the music came a unique fashion style and ‘scrubbing’ an intimate dance between male and female that defined the Lovers Rock brand.

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02.00 PELÍCULA reemisión LOVERS ROCK 
20.00 PELÍCULA LOVERS ROCK (2011, UK) de Menelik Shabazz+ info 

16.00 PELÍCULA HIT ME WITH MUSIC de Fernando Garcia Guereta, Nice Time Prod. Presenta: ACR, participan el productor y Zenny|closed

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30 years after Bob Marley, Jamaica continues to be on top of the world-wide music scene. Reggae has evolved to produce a new genre, Dancehall. Anywhere, at any time, tunes created by artists from the ghetto fill the island’s soundscape. They tell the story of a society whose reality is marked by violence and poverty.

Through the protagonists of this documentary we’ll get to know Dancehall and what it is about. A diverse group of individuals, including Yellowman, the original King of Dancehall, talk of the context in which these songs are born and what the phenomena represents in their life and the lives of many supporters.

The film presents and represents the urban street culture and lifestyle that fuels and is born out of the new music of young Jamaicans and captures the elements of dance which form an integral part of nightlife in Kingston.

The Dancehall phenomena is unstoppable in Jamaica and the rest of the world, and continues to highlight the realities of life for poor Jamaicans, in spite of the efforts of the Jamaican government to attract tourists by hiding this reality behind its “Jamaica No Problem” image.

Artistes, dancers, music producers, schoolchildren and the youths on the street explain the content of the polemic Dancehall lyrics and the lifestyle created by the music. The Gully – Gaza clash between supporters of Vybz Kartel and Mavado, the controversial subject of “Daggering” and the reasons why people bleach their skin, are all explored in this documentary.

We’ll also get to know about the dreams and hopes of the majority of the poor and underprivileged in Jamaica.

18.00 REGGAE UNIVERSITY MAN VIBES. MASCULINITIES IN THE DANCEHALL con Dr. Donna P. Hope (Kingston Univ.)

20.00 PELÍCULA WHY JAMAICANS RUN SO FAST de Fernando Garcia Guereta, Nice Time Prod. (2010, España)

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Proyección: 19 de Agosto, 20:00

Duración de la proyección: 60´

Jamaica. The island is at a standstill as people’s eyes are glued to television. Lead by the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, Jamaican athletes are winning the sprinting competitions at the Bejing Olympics. They break world records and challenge all logic. No world super-power can contest the victory of this small Caribbean nation. This is the story of the six gold medals that put Jamaica at the center-stage of every country’s world map.

“A story that reveals how music and athletics have become ways to escape from poverty and violence in Jamaica. This documentary allows us to get closer to the harsh reality that shapes these young athletes.”

02.00 PELÍCULA Reemisión. HIT ME WITH MUSIC
16.00 PELÍCULA HIT ME WITH MUSIC de Fernando Garcia Guereta, Nice Time Prod. Presenta: ACR, participan el productor y Zenny+ info 

 

 

16.00 DISCO FORUM JAMAICAN MUSIC con Lorenzo "Lalo" Flores (ACR)|closed

Para romper con la inercia de debates y proyecciones planteadas en el marco de los encuentros, la presentación multimedia que Lalo, reggae-activista y fundador de la Asociación Cultural Reggae (ACR), realizará, será un estimulante recorrido, visual y musical, por la apasionante historia musical y cultural de Jamaica, desde la herencia de la tradición africana en la diáspora (burru, mento, kumina) hasta los últimos estilos en boga (dancehall, soca, new roots), pasando por estilos como ska, rocksteady o reggae.

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18.00 WORKSHOP THE HISTORY OF ON-U SOUND with Adrian Sherwood. Presented by Red Bull Music Academy

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20.00 PELÍCULA BOB MARLEY. THE MAKING OF A LEGEND de Esther Anderson y Gian Godoy. Participan los directores. Introducen: Ivan Serra (Bon Marley Magazine) y David Katz (Reggae University)

bob-marley-making-of-legendDirector’s name: Esther Anderson & Gian Godoy

Country of production: United Kingdom

Year of completion: 2011

Running time: 90 mins

Screening Format: 4:3

Language: English & Jamaican Patois

Subtitles: Spanish TBC

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, "Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend" takes us on a journey to the Caribbean islands, to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the Wailers' first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Stones was still just a dream, and sits in on the launch of their international career with "Get up Stand up", "I Shot the Sheriff", and the "Burnin'" and "Catch a Fire" albums that brought to the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.

02.00 PELÍCULA reemisión BOB MARLEY. THE MAKING OF A LEGEND
20.00 PELÍCULA BOB MARLEY. THE MAKING OF A LEGEND de Esther Anderson y Gian Godoy. Participan los directores. Introducen: Ivan Serra (Bon Marley Magazine) y David Katz (Reggae University)+ info

16.00 DEBATE SOUND SYSTEM: UNIDAD BÁSICA DE DIFUSIÓN Con David Vilches, Puppa Fran (soundman), Iñigo Rootikaly y Leones Humildes. Presentado por: ACR|closed

A diferencia de lo que ocurre en estilos como el rock, el pop o el funk, con preponderancia hacia el formato banda; en Jamaica la fórmula genuinamente local empleada para difundir la música ha sido el sound system, una suerte de discoteca ambulante dotada de enormes torres de altavoces, que ha servido durante seis décadas para dar a conocer a cantantes y deejays, divulgar las producciones -en principio norteamericanas y posteriormente locales- en forma de acetatos exclusivos -dubplates- y liberar tensiones en una pista de baile al aire libre.

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6.00pm REGGAE UNIVERSITY FIREHOUSE REVOLUTION: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF KING JAMMY'S with King Jammy

7.20pm LECTURA BOB MARLEY. THE UNTOLD STORY by Chris Salewicz

bob-marley-untold-storyFrom the book Bob Marley – The Untold Story, Chris Salewicz (Harper Collins, London 2009)

Chris Salewicz has written a insiders look into the life, music, and era of Bob Marley. He not only interviewed Marley (in 1979), but has interviewed many people who knew Marley well during various stages of his life. This book has many details that are missing from other books on Marley. What makes it interesting is the day-to-day detail Salewicz inserts throughout. The background on Marley's early life (walking to school in his uniform for instance) is in juxtaposition to the later Bob Marley recognized for his music and his politics.

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7.40pm LECTURA THE BOOK OF EXODUS de Vivien Goldman

vivien-goldman_exodus-coverThe Book of Exodus – the Making & Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century, Vivien Goldman (Three Rivers Press, New York, 2006)

Described as "vivid and intimate" by Rolling Stone, The Book of Exodus: the Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century (Three Rivers Press/Random House,)  reveals a hidden yet crucial period in Marley's life and music. Exodus focusses in great detail on the arc of Marley's story between the politically motivated attack on his life in 1976, the Smile Jamaica concert, Marley's exile in London while making Exodus, the Punky Reggae Party which Marley named, and his triumphant return home to Jamaica in 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert.

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8.00pm REGGAE UNIVERSITY EXODUS, ALBUM OF THE CENTURY con Vivien Goldman (univ. NY) y Chris Salewicz (escritor, UK)

Vivien Goldman and Chris Salewicz have both written important books about Bob Marley. But unlike some of the other Marley scribes, each has the advantage of having known the man personally.

Vivien Goldman, Bob’s personal chronicler, worked as a press officer at Island Records for seven months and contributed—as she says, “in a humble way”—to Bob’s breakthrough at a time when most of the press was still ignoring the uprising rude boy. In the winter of 1976, after the Jamaican government declared a State of Emergency, in which anyone caught with an unlicensed firearm (or even a spent bullet) immediately found themselves slapped with “indefinite detention” at the infamous Gun Court, and Kingston was under a state of siege, Goldman found herself at Marley’s Kingston headquarters, 56 Hope Road. In the midst of all the chaos, Bob had created a safe spot, a refuge where his “bredrin” from both political camps, which were fighting pitched battles with their respective gangs in the streets, could meet and discuss the many obstacles of the time. Vivien stayed at Bob’s Rasta camp for a couple of days shortly before the terrible assassination attempt on the reggae singer.

Three years later, in 1979, the writer Chris Salewicz also visited 56 Hope Road to meet with the man, journeying with him to the aforementioned Gun Court in the hopes of releasing a detainee—a most memorable experience, which the writer recounted in his Marley biography, The Untold Story, and which he also related in a special issue of RIDDIM magazine “livicated” to Bob Marley.

Goldman and Salewicz have more in common than simply knowing Marley personally and spending time with him at 56 Hope Road. Both worked for Chris Blackwell’s Island Records at a time when reggae was still striving for acceptance, and both shared a deep love for punk and reggae music alike; indeed, both were famous for their feature articles on these revolutionary musical styles, published in important British newspapers of the era (including Melody Maker, Sounds and New Musical Express), and both witnessed and partook of a time when London was enjoying its “punky reggae party.” In this session, they will talk about their personal experiences with Bob Marley and about their work at Island, focussing on a time that was very exciting, but also very dangerous.

02.00 PELÍCULA LONDON TOWN de Tommaso D'Elia

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The documentary intends to retrace the original trail to perceive and feel Africa’s roots within London’s Reggae music. We cover topical subjects such as the 1948, ‘Windrush’ massive immigration from the Caribbean Islands to London, the Notting Hill riots in 1976, the New Cross massacre in Brixton during the late 80ies and we explore Reggae Music today, stressing its strong influence on both punk and pop music . After the recent film ‘Jamaica mon amour’ , this new production offers in-depth analyses aiming at further understanding the significance of ‘peace, love, respect and unity’.

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16.00 DEBATE FÓRMULAS ALTERNATIVAS DE EDICIÓN MUSICAL con Swan Fyahbwoy (cantante), Toni Face (productor), Puppa Fran (productor), Dr.Jau (músico y productor). Presentado por ACR|closed

Parece innegable que el actual contexto de crisis sistémica ha repercutido notablemente en la industria musical, contribuyendo en buena medida a redescubrirla: han disminuido notablemente las ventas de los formatos físicos (CD, DVD, K7), al tiempo que han proliferado nuevas fórmulas de difusión de la música, desde las descargas libres a través de licencias Creative Commons a las plataformas de edición digitales de pago (iTunes), pasando por las ediciones numeradas y artesanales de pequeños sellos.

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18.00 REGGAE UNIVERSITY IMAGES OF AFRICA con prof. Louis Chude-Soku (Washington Univ.) and Luciano (artist, Jamaica)

In Jamaican reggae, we can find myriad songs about Africa, partly because the history of slavery is still too painful to be forgotten, no matter how many years have passed by since the gruesome and traumatizing experience. Having been brutally robbed of your own roots, identity, family, habitat, self-confidence, and yes, your own life as such, and then being transplanted to another environment and degraded to an animal-like status still has very real repercussions on the life of so many Jamaicans. However, with the passing of several generations, images of Africa have become terribly blurred, and may also collide with the negative representations of the worldwide news, which reduces the continent to one riven by poverty and war. And whilst slogans such as “Africa for the Africans”, “Back to Africa”, and “Repatriation is a Must” were very common in Jamaica’s past, as well as in many early reggae songs, over time, the meaning of these demands/claims have shifted. And since Jamaican reggae has also become very popular in various African countries in more recent times, how do these countries respond to the notions of Africa presented in Jamaican songs? Do these presentations maybe also collide with African realities, as do those provided via television, or these days, via Internet-transported images?

In his work, US-based academic Louis Chude-Sokei, who was born to a Jamaican mother and a Nigerian father, discusses the tensions and contradictions that emerge when Jamaicans began to invent and popularize notions of identity, culture, and politics, which they refer to as “African”, and he takes a closer look at what happens when those ideas get imported “Back to Africa” via sound.

Similarly, if we examine the catalogue of the successful reggae singer Luciano, we come across many songs dealing with Africa in one way or another. There are some obvious ones, in which he refers to the continent in the title (“Forward To Africa”, “African Skies”, “Africa Sweat”, “I Pray For Mama Africa”, “African Woman”, “Back To Africa”, “African Liberty”, etc), and there are many others in which he talks about various aspects of the Motherland. One of his latest albums was even titled United States Of Africa. Luciano has also travelled and performed across the continent.

In this session Louis Chude-Sokei will give a short summary of his essay “When Echoes Return: Roots, Diaspora and Possible Africas,” which will be part of his forthcoming book The Sound Of Culture. He and Luciano will then go on to discusses various aspects of the images of Africa, as represented through reggae music

19.15 LECTURA CHANT DOWN BABYLON de Carolyn Cooper

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19.30 REGGAE UNIVERSITY NO WOMAN NO CRY Rita Marley and Professor Carolyn Cooper (University of Kingston) in Conversation

Rita Marley’s controversial autobiography, No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley, was exactly what her critics had been waiting for. Instead of viewing it as an account of the man by someone who knew him best, everyone jumped on a casual remark in the work that suggested her husband, the “King of Reggae,” obviously wasn’t only concerned with “One Love” when it came to his private life—as though it was big news that Mr Marley had been chasing after every skirt that came his way during his lifetime.

However, one of Jamaica’s leading academics and top cultural critics, Professor Carolyn Cooper, gave the book a more careful critical analysis, whilst also questioning the common marketing strategies it had been subject to (such as selling the book as a Bob Marley biography, rather than the life history of his widow), and thus came to the conclusion that the book is actually a documentary of a strong woman that transformed herself from “Blackie Tootus” (a racially derisive term referring to her dark complexion) to an independent woman that was able to live a “life without Bob Marley.” Ultimately, Cooper reads Rita Marley’s autobiography as a black feminist fable, an allegoric narrative about the determination to overcome the narrow confines that were conceded to a poor black woman of 1940s Jamaica. As we all know, Rita has certainly succeeded in many concrete ways; she is a strong and powerful woman that can serve as a role model for black women, and indeed, oppressed women all over the world.

It will be exciting and fascinating to witness two such strong women, Carolyn Cooper and Rita Marley, discussing a life journey that many believe they already know so many things about, when in reality, most hardly have a clue.

20.30 PELÍCULA PULL IT UP. AN ITALIAN STORY(2011, Italia) de Giovanni de Gaetano. Prod. Nine Lives Films

pull-it-upProduced by: NINE LIVES Films

Directed by: Giovanni De Gaetano

Authors: Giovanni De Gaetano, Paolo De Cecco, Chiara Nacchia Executive producers: Giovanni De Gaetano, Paolo De Cecco Started on: july 2009

Ended on: september 2010

Project closure: november 2010

“Pull it up” project grows from the desire of a group of friends to describe the musical scene of which they take part from various years.

The documentary wants to make a retrospective on the reggae sounsystem’s scene in Italy that boasts a twenty-years history by  now and, according to  many insiders, it  represents one of the most thriving scenario in Europe.

“Pull it up” is developed through the stories of the people that have taken part to this adventure such as One Love Hi Powa, Vito War, Don Ciccio, Godzilla, Mad Kid, I-Shence, Northern Lights and many more. As it happened in Jamaica, in Italy as well the soundsystems have contribute to make a widespread coverage of the reggae and dancehall music on the entire country.

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02.00 PELÍCULA Reemisión PULL IT UP. AN ITALIAN STORY

20.30 PELÍCULA PULL IT UP. AN ITALIAN STORY(2011, Italia) de Giovanni de Gaetano. Prod. Nine Lives Films+ info

 

 

16.00 DEBATE PERIODISMO E INVESTIGACIÓN EN LA MÚSICA JAMAICANA con Gonzalo Fernández (investigador), Carlos Monty (periodista), Ragna (periodista/manager). Presentado por ACR|closed

Algunos artistas lo reconocen abiertamente, mientras otros lo hacen a regañadientes o incluso lo niegan: tan necesaria es la labor propia de componer canciones y gestar un proyecto musical, como aquella que consiste en divulgarlo en los medios (radio, prensa, televisión, internet) con la voluntad de darlo a conocer entre el público. Unos y otros, músicos y periodistas, se alimentan mutuamente y dan sentido a su trabajo.

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19.00  MULTIMEDIA LA VIDA DE BOB MARLEYde Roger Steffens

La presentación multimedia de Steffens “The Life of Bob Marley” ha sido aclamada como “la historia definitiva del rey de Reggae” y denominada por el New York Times, “La mejor cosa siguiente a ver a Bob Marley en vivo”.

“Cada vez que veo su presentación aprendo algo nuevo acerca de mi hijo!” dijo Cedella Marley Booker,  la madre de Bob que la vio cinco veces

 “Cada presentación que hago es diferente de la anterior” dice Steffens, “Estoy constantemente aprendiendo más acerca de este hombre extraordinario, que considero ser el Artista del siglo XX”.

El programa de Steffens consiste en dos horas de peliculas y videos inéditos – videos caseros, ensayos, un documental del intento de asesinato de Bob, programas en vivo y entrevistas nunca vistos . Entre los clips, nos cuenta la historia de vida de Bob Marley, basada, en parte, en las 64 horas de entrevistas a lo largo de cuatro décadas, con el Wailer sobreviviente, Bunny Livingston, y muchas otras entrevistas con su banda, familia y amigos.

Mientras habla, un conjunto de fotos se proyectan detrás de él, muchas de ellas tomadas por Steffens cuando pasó dos semanas en la gira “Survival” con los Wailers en 1979.  Muchas de estas están entre las más conocidas imágenes de Marley, reproducidas innumerables veces en todo el mundo (a menudo sin permiso oficial) como pasta de libros y discos, carteles, banners y vestuario. Impresionantes fotos inéditas, además inéditas actuaciones en vivo y entrevistas, incluyendo el ensayo final  de Bob .

ROGER STEFFENS

roger-steffensNacido en Nueva York y residente desde hace cuatro décadas en California, Roger Steffens es un hombre con muchas caras: actor, autor, conferencista, archivista, fotógrafo, disc jockey, editor, curador, director y productor.

Su carrera profesional de radiodifusión empezó en Nueva York en 1961. A lo largo de la década de los 80, presentó cinco programas diferentes en la National Public Radio en Los Ángeles, KCRW, incluyendo el múlti- premiado “Reggae Beat,” que fue transmitido a 130 estaciones en todo el mundo durante cuatro años.

Como actor de teatro, de cine y narrador participó en muchas películas como “Forrest Gump,” “Wag the Dog,” “The American President,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” y la ganadora de Oscar “Flight of the Gossamer Condor” la cual narró. Durante seis años, fue la voz corporativa de Time Warner Audiolibros , y recibió una prestigiosa nominación para el premio Audie por su narración en el audiolibro de Bill Gates’ “Business at Speed of Thought.” Su voz se escucha en las exposiciones en el Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, en el Museum of Tolerance, en el Getty Museum y en muchos otros.

Actualmente trabaja como productor asociado en el documental de Jonathan Demme “Marley”

También es famoso por ser uno de los mayores entusiastas del reggae en todo el mundo, aclamado en 2008 por el Jamaica Observer como “Una de las Diez personas más influyentes en la Música Reggae”.

Es el antiguo Director de Promoción Nacional de Island Records, y ha sido presidente del Reggae Grammy Committee desde su fundación en 1984. Su extenso archivo de Reggae contiene la mayor colección del mundo de material de Bob Marley, así como la historia de la música de Jamaica, llenando seis habitaciones de su casa en Los Ángeles.

En 2001, fue curador de una exposición a lo largo de ocho meses de sus Archivos en el Queen Mary, en Long Beach, California, llenando dos edificios adyacentes a los muelles con más de  6,000 artículos, y autor de un espléndido catálogo con más de 1,600 ilustraciones.

Sus  internacionalmente aclamadas presentaciones multimedia “The Life of Bob Marley” han sido presentadas nueve veces en el Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (donde fue el primero orador); en el Smithsonian Institute ; en el EMP en Seattle; en el Grammy Museum; y más de 400 lugares en todo el mundo.

Es co-autor de los libros premiados “Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Definitive Discography” y el actual “Roger Steffens and Peter Simon’s Reggae Scrapbook” además de “Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer” y “One Love: My Life with Bob Marley and the Wailers.”  Es el editor fundador, y editor de 27 ediciones anuales Marley Collectors Editions de la revista The Beat , que se desarrolló entre 1982-2009. 


-  Steffens ha sido entrevistado, como especialista en Reggae para la realización de documentales de televisión para la BBC, VHI, MTV, BET y PBS. Su propio programa de televisión por cable, “L.A. Reggae” duró 23 años.

Steffens entrevistó Robert Moog para el proyecto de la Recording Academy “Living Legends” y nunca se olvidó de sus palabras: 


“Trabaja como si no necesitaras dinero . Ama como si nunca hubieses sido herido. Danza como nadie te estuviera mirando” 

02.00 PELÍCULA JAMAICA MON AMOUR (2009, Italia) de Tommaso D'Elia. Prod: Rototom

locaJamaicaJamaica 2008. Jamaica mon amour is an “on the road” film, which brings us in contact with the places and persons linked to reggae music, with the beauty and contradictions of this Caribbean Island. Filmed during the tour organized by the European reggae festival Rototom Sunsplash to celebrate its 15th anniversary, this documentary depicts some of the most important places that marked the history of reggae music: Nine Miles, Bob Marley’s Mausoleum, and Tuff Gong, the studio where Bob Marley recorded his greatest hits and which now belongs to his wife Rita. Here we filmed a historical moment, i.e. the very last time the press was used to manufacture vinyl records.

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15.00 LECTURA 30 ANNI IN LEVARE. STORIA DELLA STORIA DI AFRICA UNITE di Bunna e Madaski|closed

cover-trentanni"TRENT'ANNI IN LEVARE". Storia della storia di Africa Unite

di Bunna e Madaski. Chinaski Edizioni

Nel 1981, immediatamente dopo la prematura scomparsa di Bob Marley, Bunna e Madaski formano gli Africa Unite, cominciando il percorso che oggi li ha portati a diventare la più rappresentativa e significativa band reggae della nostra penisola. Dopo 12 dischi in studio, 2 dischi dal vivo e una raccolta, arriva ora "Trent'anni in Levare", la prima biografia ufficiale, scritta da Bunna e Madaski con l'aiuto di F.T. Sandman e Episch Porzioni, che nell'arco di quasi un anno hanno rielaborato ricordi e anneddoti per ricostruire la lunga e intensa carriera della band di Pinerolo (TO).

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16.00 DEBATE EL LEGADO DE MARLEY con Josetxo Mintegi (investigador), Carlos Monty (periodista), David Vilches (periodista), Sergio Monleón (músico). Presentado por ACR

Robert Nesta Marley es un referente ineludible del reggae y de la cultura jamaicana, pero no sólo eso. Es, además, el autor de un sinfín de hermosos himnos cuyo mensaje, impregnado de rebeldía, espiritualidad, amor e inconformismo, no ha perdido un ápice de vigencia cuando se conmemora el trigésimo aniversario de su fallecimiento. Y es un icono que simboliza la emergencia del tercer mundo y la necesidad de plantar cara a los impostores, farsantes y poderosos utilizando la música como canal de expresión y agitación.

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18.00 PELÍCULA LA NOTTE DEL LEONE (2002, Italia) di Giorgio Carella

notte-leoneSceneggiatura di Paolo Cognetti

Capatosta production

minidv e super 8- 59 minuti - colore e bianco e nero - Italia 2002

Milano, 27 giugno 1980.
Bob Marley suona allo Stadio San Siro, aperto per la prima volta alla musica. È il concerto più importante della sua vita, centomila persone, un anno prima di partire per un altro tour, via da questo mondo.
L’Italia, il paese maledetto che nel 1936 ha spodestato il suo Dio in terra, il Leone di Giuda, Ras Tafari, Hailé Selassié imperatore d’Etiopia, esce dal magma caldo degli anni Settanta e da quattro stagioni di silenzio musicale.

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19.00 LECTURA HO SOGNATO BOB MARLEY de Alberto Castelli. Selección musical de Mercy Far I. Special guest: Bunna (Africa Unite)

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02.00 PELÍCULA Reemisión. LA NOTTE DEL LEONE

18.00 PELÍCULA LA NOTTE DEL LEONE (2002, Italia) di Giorgio Carella+ info

 

16.00 PELÍCULA RICO. THE LEGACY (2006, España) de Jep Jorba y Marc Almodóvar. Special guest: Rico Rodriguez. Presenta ACR|closedrico-legacy

Encuentro con los directores

Proyección: 25 de Agosto, 16:00

Panelistas: Marc Almodóvar, Jep Jorba (director) y Rico Rodríguez (músico)

Duración de al proyección: 24’ 38”


Català

The phonograph starts to spin. The stylus falls softly over the vinyl record and life starts to play again that notes full of memories, difficulties, faith, travels and experiences.

The life of Rico Rodriguez and the life of jamaican music are two faces of the same coin. They are like two parallel lines that passed through the time and the place.

In the documentary “Rico Rodriguez – The Legacy” the time is 2006 and the place is Barcelona. The old caribbean melodies of the 60’s are performed by young musicians of the millenium, that take with pride the musical and spiritual legacy of this great trombonist.

These beatiful melodies become the perfect soundtrack to review the biography of one of the most humble and compromised legends of jamaican music.

18.20 LECTURA STEPPING RAZOR de John Masouri

masouri_peter-tosh-coverSteppin' Razor, The Life of Peter Tosh, John Masouri (Omnibus Press, London, forthcoming)

Here’s is the very first biography of Peter Tosh, rude boy, founding member of The Wailers and a compelling recording artist in his own right.

Tosh’s committed, and at times abrasive personality was forged in the same Trenchtown ghetto as his close friends Bob Marley and Bunny Livingstone. Together they formed the Wailers, the ultimate rude boy band from Jamaica, whose music would be increasingly fuelled by the twin influences of Rastafari and black power. Always the most outspoken of the group, Tosh contributed songs and vocals to their first two Island Records albums Catch A Fire and Burning before launching his solo career with Legalise It - the title track of which was promptly banned in Jamaica amidst a storm of controversy.

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18.40 LECTURA I&I NATURAL MYSTIC de Colin Grant

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I & I: The Natural Mystics examines for the first time the story of the Wailers, arguing that these musicians offered a model for black men in the second half of the twentieth century: accommodate and succeed (Marley), fight and die (Tosh) or retreat and live (Wailer). It charts their complex relationship, their fluctuating fortunes, musical peak, and the politics and ideologies that provoked their split.

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19.00 MULTIMEDIA LA VIDA DE PETER TOSH de Roger Steffens

The Life of Peter Tosh was originally presented at the University of the West Indies for Peter's birthday in October of 2001, and shown at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the next year. This will be its first full presentation in Europe.

It consists of ten segments that cover his entire touring career interspersed with interviews and prophecies and personal tales of the friendship between Peter and Roger Steffens.

19.00 PELÍCULA EXODUS - FINDING SHELTER (2011, España) de Tommaso D'Elia

locaEXODUS_webThe adventures surrounding Rototom Sunsplash’s move from Italy to Spain have been made into a film: “Exodus – Finding Shelter.” This 55 minute documentary, filmed by the Roman director Tommaso D’Elia, will be presented in Udine on March 11th and Rome on March 14th.

The film, produced by the cultural associations “Exodus” and “Paneikon,” tells the story of an Italian cultural event envied by the whole world, which was forced to relocate due to political obstinacy that reduced it to a mere “promotion of drug use.” The resulting "exodus" uprooted a valuable cultural experience that was capable of teaching so much from an organizational and philosophical point of view, as championed by UNESCO as promoters of a “peaceful and non-violent culture.”

 

16.00 PELÍCULA UTOPÍA ETHIOPIA de Sergio Monleón y Alberto Tarín. Participan los directores y Ragna (periodista y manager). Presenta ACR|closed

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Duración de la proyección: 29´

"Utopía Etiopía" es el testimonio espontáneo, filmado y realizado por los músicos Alberto Tarín y Sergio Monleón, de los eventos celebrados en la capital de Etiopía, Adís Abeba, durante el mes de Febrero de 2005 alrededor de la figura del músico jamaicano Bob Marley y el concepto de "unidad africana" enmarcados en el acontecimiento oficial Africa Unite.

Una experiencia única que sirve de reflexión en torno a la figura de Bob Marley y su relación con Etiopía. Treinta minutos intensos que dibujan una realidad más allá de lo estrictamente informativo. Música e imágenes originales de un acontecimiento irrepetible.

Unicef, Oxfam, Bob Marley Foundation, Rita Marley Foundation, Africa Unite Organization, Sheratton Hotel Addis, Ethiopian Airlines, Coca-Cola, la ciudad de Addis, el gobierno etíope y la iglesia ortodoxa, músicos y artistas, oradores, actores, personalidades varias, la familia Marley con todos sus hijos sobre un escenario...ingredientes suficientes para una combinación atractiva.

18.00 REGGAE UNIVERSITY RASTAMAN VIBRATION con Colin Grant (escritor, Uk) y Brigadier Jerry (artista, Jam)

Open to endless forms of interpretation, the Rastafari faith means many different things to many different people. First emerging in the turbulent era of the 1930s, when Jamaica was gripped by labour strikes and societal struggles relating to skin tone, the faith was partly inspired by the fiery speeches of Marcus Garvey, one of Jamaica’s heroes of black self-determination, whose campaigns to ‘uplift the mighty race’ inspired African freedom fighters such as Kwame Nkrumah, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King in the USA.

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19.00 PELÍCULA LE PREMIER RASTA(2011, Francia) de Hélène Lee. Prod. Kidam

premier-rastaThe First Rasta - SYNOPSIS

at the beginning of the last century, the young Leonard Percival Howell (1893 – 1981) left Jamaica, became a sailor and travelled the world. on his way, he chanced upon all the ideas that stirred his time. From Bolshevism to New Thought, from Gandhi to anarchism, from Garveyism to psychoanalysis, he sought to find his promised land. with this cocktail of ideas leonard “Gong” howell returned to Jamaica and founded pinnacle, the first rasta community in 1939.

Thereafter, a way of living and thinking was developed which nourished the reggae culture that Bob Marley would spread worldwide.

It is high time to pay tribute to Leonard Percival Howell, the First Rasta, whose revolutionary, political and social discourse resonates with the altermondialist movement of today.

02.00 PELÍCULA reemisión LE PREMIER RASTA

19.00 PELÍCULA LE PREMIER RASTA (2011, Francia) de Hélène Lee. Prod. Kidam+ info

 

16.00 PELÍCULA INTENSIFIED. COME FORWARD (2010, España) by Marc Almodóvar y Jep Jorba. Participan los directores. Presenta ACR|closed

20 de diciembre de 1990. Bottoms Club, Folkestone, Inglaterra. Un grupo de chicos aficionados a los ritmos jamaicanos más genuinos está a punto de ofrecer su primer concierto en un sucio y claustrofóbico local situado en una pequeña ciudad del sureste inglés. Los dos pounds y medio que cuesta la entrada les parece demasiado dinero a los adolescentes que están esperando en la puerta, no dispuestos a pagar más de cincuenta céntimos por el espectáculo. Lo que no saben los chavales de la puerta (ni se imaginan los mismos músicos en los camerinos) es que en ese preciso instante está naciendo una de las bandas más importantes e influyentes de la escena de música jamaicana europea.

Intensified ha conseguido, en los últimos 20 años, llegar al corazón de miles de enamorados de los ritmos sincopados, llenándolos de puro Ska, Rocksteady y Reggae, actuando en los escenarios más importantes de Europa y haciendo de banda de acompañamiento de los más prestigiosos cantantes jamaicanos: Dave Barker, Alton Ellis, Winston Francis o Pat Kelly. En este documental se descubren los secretos y las anécdotas que explican el origen y desarrollo de 

esta increíble banda.

18.00 REGGAE UNIVERSITY EVOLUTION IN THE REGGAE FOUNDATION con John Masouri y Bunny “Striker” Lee

Artistas invitados: Johnny Clarke (Jam) y Michael Prophet (Uk)

Open to endless forms of interpretation, the Rastafari faith means many different things to many different people. First emerging in the turbulent era of the 1930s, when Jamaica was gripped by labour strikes and societal struggles relating to skin tone, the faith was partly inspired by the fiery speeches of Marcus Garvey, one of Jamaica’s heroes of black self-determination, whose campaigns to ‘uplift the mighty race’ inspired African freedom fighters such as Kwame Nkrumah, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King in the USA.

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20.00 PELÍCULA ROCKMAN (2011, Italia) de Mattia Epifani y Tommaso Manfredi. Prod. Ritmo Radicale

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Piero Longo, classe 1966, in arte 'MilitantP', salentino di nascita e barese d'adozione, ha creato un ponte tra la Bari degli anni '80 e la primigenia scena reggae salentina degli anni '90, costituendo poi lo storico gruppo Sud Sound System salvo uscirne nel 1992 a causa del peggioramento della sua condizione psichica. La storia di Rockman si sviluppa seguendo due binari principali: da un lato la complessa, turbolenta e affascinante vicenda artistica e umana di MilitantP; dall'altro le interviste ai protagonisti del reggae pugliese, supportate da un archivio audiovisivo che è il risultato di una ricerca sul campo durata più di un anno.

La resistenza, le idee di cambiamento politico e sociale, le iniziative di autogestione, le prime feste reggae in Salento, il centro sociale 'La Giungla' a Bari e le feste 'pirata' sul litorale adriatico, sono solo alcuni degli ingredienti che rendono questa produzione un documento importante non solo per gli appassionati del genere, ma per tutti, in particolare per quella generazione che trovò nella musica 'alternativa' al circuito ufficiale un modo per reagire allo straniamento culturale dell'epoca successiva agli anni '70.

Rockman è il primo documentario interamente dedicato alle origini del reggae pugliese, e aggiunge un altro importante tassello nel campo della cinematografia internazionale sull'argomento, accanto a film come 'The harder they come','Rockers', o 'Babylon', che hanno spiegato l' essenza e le ragioni del reggae giamaicano e inglese diventando documenti imprescindibili per chi volesse avventurarsi nello studio di una musica che è suono ribelle, vibrazione positiva e non violenta, voce del popAolo, cura per l' animo.

02.00 PELÍCULA reemisión ROCKMAN 
20.00 PELÍCULA ROCKMAN (2011, Italia) de Mattia Epifani y Tommaso Manfredi. Prod. Ritmo Radicale+ info