Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean

112 mins, DV, 2007
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Directed by Surabhi Sharma
Produced by Surabhi Sharma , Tejaswini Niranjana
Cinematography RV Ramani
Editing Surabhi Sharma , Diksha Sharma
Audiography Suresh Rajamani

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.
Festivals: Opening film at Signs 2007, Kerala
Singapore International Film Festival, 2008

DVD copies of the film available here

Jahaji Music from surabhi sharma on Vimeo.

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