Please visit this link for some photos from last night’s event. Heart Beat begins airing on Bravo on November 27th at 7pm.
Too bad we only had time to screen two of the docs – though very well received. But on Monday 26th November, The Trane has invited me to screen my film What My Mother Told Me, and we plan to show at least one if not more of the Heart Beat docs then. We’ll let you know which one(s) closer to the time.
Photo: Good thing someone had the sense to take decent pics that evening, as though I’m here with a camera, I had my hands full. Here are JoJo and Fergus of the Satallites on either side of Brownman, moi in the middle, Alberto Suarez (director of “The Life and Times of Brown”) and Drew Gonzalves from the band Kobo Town.
“Heart Beat” is a 13 x 1/2hr documentary series that profiles Canadian-Caribbean musicians and explores the hearts, minds and worlds of some of Canada’s most dynamic musical creators.
Thirteen beautifully crafted point -of-view documentaries profiling artists like: Master drummer Muhtadi, World-beat band Kobo Town, Juno award-winning trumpeter Nick “Brownman” Ali, MOJAH, steel pannist and cultural activist Ian Jones, Cuban singer/songwriter Alex Cuba and Canada’s still unbeaten Calypso Queen Macomere Fifi, to name but a few.
The series is created and produced by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, and directed with panache and passion by Lana Lovell, Safiya Randera, Paul Nguyen, Andrea Stewart, Justin Lovell, Mars Horodyski, and Alberto Suarez.
in association with Bravo! and Gayelle The Channel (Trinidad)
“We all have a heart, which is a drum, beating the rhythm of life…”
Muhtadi, Master Drummer.