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Reggaeology - Music, Movement and Rise of the Indian Reggae Scene

01/08/2019 by Reggaeville

Welcome to Reggaeology, the story of a movement through sound, and the new wave of Indian Reggae.

A documentary produced by ethnographers and filmmakers, Instrupad in collaboration with Goa Sunsplash, this film depicts the rise of the Indian reggae scene witnessed at the annual reggae festival in India, Goa Sunsplash.

Unscripted conversations with the living legends of Reggae music, who've assembled in north Goa for the 'Goa Sunsplash 2018' - the first of its kind in south Asia - to trace the origins and consequences of this music genre, as it makes its way into India.

"Reggae is what you make of it. For some, it stands for one love, sure. For others, its revolution." - Neil Fraser aka Mad Professor

Reggaeology - Music, Movement and Rise of the Indian Reggae Scene

Introduction
Where are we coming from, as we came upon this opportunity - our lens and perspective.

Part 1 : Roots | The Origin Story
We look at the origin story of Reggae, the environment in which it took shape and how it progressed as it found meaning amongst people.

Part 2 : Movement | Modern Reggae
A look into modern Reggae, the evolution in its sound through changes in techniques of creating music, and how it has moved across places and people, including - very recently- parts of South Asia and India.

Part 3 : Homegrown | Rise of Indian Reggae

The upcoming Indian reggae music scene, a look into how it is beginning to touch the local audience.

About Instrupad
"At Instrupad, we’re a team of ethnographers and filmmakers who are studying culture through music and have been researching the growth and adoption of alternate subcultures in India . For us, 'Goa Sunsplash 2018’ represented the convergence of the upcoming Indian Reggae scene and the people involved with it. It was the ideal starting point to understand the origins and core message of this genre, the meaning it holds to its followers and the potential movement in the country. That we were able to have these insightful conversations and perspectives from some of the most experienced global artists of Reggae, is testimony to the faith and support which the entire Goa Sunsplash team showed towards us, in our quest to pursue this story. " - Dhananjai Sinha, Instrupad

About Goa Sunsplash
Goa Sunsplash is a two day festival steeped in the ideals of peace, love and unity. Situated on the sun drenched beaches of Goa, India, the festival is focused on creating a holistic lifestyle experience through music, art, dance, wellness programs and social forums. Whilst reggae music has been a big part of the festival program, roots music from around the world also has it’s space at Goa Sunsplash. Past headliners of the festival have included Mad Professor, Johnny Osbourne, Zion Train, General Levy, Naaman, Manudigital, Skarra Mucci and Cali P. Goa Sunsplash is committed to being a world class destination festival that is rooted in sustainability and social awareness.

The 2019 edition of Goa Sunsplash takes place January 12 - 13, 2019!




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