Film on vintage Jamaican Rub-a-Dub screening in Brooklyn, February 13



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A post by Peter Jordens:

Romola Lucas of CaFA (Caribbean Film Academy) announces the screening of Congo Beat the Drum, documentary feature (57 minutes)—preceded by the short film Egress (25 minutes), a moving story on homelessness in New York City—on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016, 6:30pm, at the Made in NY Media Center, located at 30 John Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York.

Description: Congo Beat the Drum (2014), directed by Ariel Tagar and produced by Jonathan Doweck, presents an intimate look at the making of a vintage Jamaican dancehall album by a pair of DJs from Israel.

Two musicians from Tel Aviv travel to Jamaica to record an album with forgotten reggae artists. The film follows Ariel Tagar (Kalbata) and Uri Wertheim (Mixmonster), from their basement studio in Tel Aviv, all the way to the Kingston ghettos, looking for their favourite singers of days gone by. In Jamaica, they encounter a strange, often challenging culture while trying to achieve their goal.  The film is a unique musical journey into the forgotten corners of reggae of the seventies and eighties, and a rare glimpse into the smoky, dusty world of Rub-a-Dub and its past champions.

For the original announcement, including the trailers of both Congo Beat the Drum and Egress, go to

For more about Congo Beat the Drum, visit and


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