Jahaji music : India in the Caribbean / [DVD] India in the Caribbean project conceptualised by Tejaswini Niranjana ; directed by Surabhi Sharma ; produced by Tejaswini Niranjana, Surabhi Sharma. - Mumbai : SurFilms, 2007. - 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

"Remo Fernandes, musician from Goa, India, goes to the islands in 2004, hoping to make music in Jamaica and Trinidad. 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' is a record of a difficult, if unusual and complex, musical journey ... [and endeavours] to weave a story of memory, identity and creativity"--Container. Records encounters, conversations, and collaborations with Mortimer Planno, Rikki Jai, Chris Cozier, Dancehall Queen Stacey, Denise "Saucy Wow" Belfon, and others, and takes the viewer to an East Indian Hindu wedding."


Music--History and criticism.--Jamaica
Music--History and criticism.--Trinidad and Tobago
Popular culture--Jamaica.

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