Support »Journey to Jah« – A feature documentary.

posted on September 20th, 2011 by in Jamaican Movies

»Journey to Jah« is a feature documentary about the search for identity and spirituality in the homeland of Reggae and Rasta – Jamaica. It features interviews with Gentleman, Alborosie, Terry Lynn, Luciano, Carolyn Cooper amongst others.

Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer have been working on the movie for the past five years and are now seeking for our support to be able to finish it up. They have therefore set up a »Journey to Jah« project on a site called »Kickstarter« which offers a way to crowd-fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. Kickstarter works with an all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.

You can back the project with an amount of your choice – starting from $1. Depending on your pledge, you will receive respective incentives when the project is funded and finished (e.g. a download link for the movie for pledging $25).

Besides supporting the project personally, we would also like to support it with SEEN and we will therefore pledge 5 EUR of every shirt ordered in our online shop from today until October 18th.

Spragga Benz X Salaam Remi: »Shotta Culture«

posted on June 21st, 2010 by in Jamaican Movies, Jamaican Music, Video

© The Afflicted Yard

A project which was announced quite a long time ago, finally seems to come close to its release – Spragga Benz‘ and Salaam Remi‘s album and documentary »Shotta Culture«:

Kingston, Jamaica born Spragga Benz is the subject of Shotta Culture – A documentary about the life of this influential dancehall artist and the unforgiving streets he came from. Born into a large family of modest means, Shotta Culture chronicles Spragga’s rise to fame, as he overcomes personal obstacles, political strife and violence to become one of Jamaica’s most influential artists. Shotta Culture also explores the 2008 murder of Spragga’s son, Carlton Grant, Jr. at the hands of police. Providing never before seen interviews with witnesses and candid discussions of the ongoing violence claiming the lives of Jamaica’s youth.

The album will have dancehall legend Spragga laying his voice on top of classic reggae dub. Watch the video for the title track after the jump. (via Nah Right)

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