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IN THE UK AND THE CARIBBEAN

WATCH TWO CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES FROM TRINIDAD
by Karen Martinez

KAISO FOR JULY 27

KAISO FOR JULY 27

A "musical" documentary looking at the attempted coup in Trinidad & Tobago in 1990 by a small maverick Islamic group called Jamaat al Muslimeen, led by Abu Bakr. Incorporating interviews, song, street theatre, archive footage, visual poetry, vox pops and analysis, this impressionistic film tries to makes sense of the six days of madness that engulfed the Caribbean island.

Directed by Karen Martinez
22 mins
made for Channel 4 Television (UK)

CHUTNEY IN YUH SOCA

CHUTNEY IN YOUR SOCA

An arts documentary examining the phenomenon of "chutney soca", a musical hybrid from Trinidad & Tobago which blends the traditions of the islands' two biggest ethnic groups – Indian and African. As much political as musical, "chutney soca" seems to offer a way for the two cultures, often perceived as being mutally antagonistic, to come together in a new exciting fusion of sounds.

Directed by Karen Martinez
21 mins
made for the Arts Council of Great Britain & Channel 4 TV (UK)