Revolution from de Beat

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Lillian Allen’s “Revolution From de Beat” examines the integral relationship between rhythm, language, dance, and revolution. Presented here as a dub poetry music video, “Revolution” hails a contemporary diasporic audience with its invocation of the talking drum rhythms of Africa, which were used to spread the message of revolt to slaves across the Atlantic.


Additional Info

  • Título: Revolution from de Beat
  • Alternate Title: Revolution from de Beat
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duração: 00:03:51
  • Idioma: English
  • Data da performance: 1995
  • Type/Format: performance, film
  • Cast/Performers: Lillian Allen, creator ; Ian D, director ; Eva Allen, Videofest, producer ; Bance Chapman, co-producer ; Rob Heydon, associate producer.
  • Credits: Margaret Malandruccolo, editor ; Giovanni Sampogna, videographer ; Ricardo Diaz, cinematographer ; Much Music/MusiquePlus Network, supporter ; Vtape, distributor. Lillian Allen, performer.