SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Film: Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean

Surabhi Sharma (Filmmaker)

Date: 28 November 2008Time: 4:00 PM

Finishes: 28 November 2008Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Faber Building Room: FG08

Type of Event: Film

Films on Work, Environment and Music
Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean

112 mins, DV, 2007
From the mid-nineteenth century Indian labourers arrived in the Caribbean on boats, bringing a few belongings and their music – the beginnings of a remarkable cultural practice. More than 150 years later musician Remo Fernandes travels to the Islands to explore potential collaborations and create new work. Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean is a record of a difficult, if unusual and complex, musical journey.

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at 5pm on 27 November 08 in FG08


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