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Soul Jazz Records Presents: Mirror To The Soul: Music Culture And Identity In The Caribbean 1920-72 [Box set, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, NTSC, PAL]

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  • Audio CD (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, NTSC, PAL
  • Label: Soul Jazz
  • ASIN: B00BU983W2
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,606 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Nassau Cha Cha - Andre Toussaint
2. Descarga Cubana - Cachao
3. Filthy Mcnasty - Carlos Malcolm & The Afro-Caribs
4. Bacalau Con Pau - Irakere
5. Chango - Celia Cruz
6. The Queen Sings Calypso - Lord Brynner
7. Canela - Peanuts Taylor
8. Saturday Night Reggae - Mark Holder
9. London Is the Place for Me - Edmundo Ros
10. West Indian Drums - Russ Henderson
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Gozar - Grupo Cuba Afro-Jazz
2. Chango - Groupo Afrocubano Oba
3. Fiura - Gilla and The Wageira Le Drummers
4. Juba - Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin
5. Beloka - Tradition Gwo Ka
6. E-e Au Gayu - Dugu Ensemble
7. Agayu:Toque - Grupo Oba-Ilu
8. Rama De Tamarindo - Son Malagana
9. Africanadou - Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin
10. Camaguey - Tumba Francesa
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‘Mirror to the Soul: Music, Culture and Identity in the Caribbean 1920-72’ is a massive new release from Soul Jazz Records comprising 2 music CDs, a two-hour (+ 1hr extras) documentary DVD and a 72-page book as well as 2 vinyl editions.

Over two years in the making, the DVD Mirror to the Soul is a new documentary film about the Caribbean, a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage filmed during the period 1922-1970.

British Pathé was established in London in 1910 to produce newsreels screened in cinemas throughout Britain before main feature films. In the 1950s, to compete with the new medium of television, Pathé began adding entertainment, cultural, musical and educational stories to hard news items. Pathé eventually closed production in 1970 after accumulating over 3,500 hours of documentary history and Soul Jazz Records/Films were given full access to these film vaults for the making of this new film.

As well as offering an insight into aspects of West Indian life, the film also allows us to see how a private British film company presented a Caribbean identity to the outside world. Consequently the film tells us as much about British society and its own identity and values - especially in regard to attitudes towards its colonies and former-colonies - as it does those of the Caribbean itself.

The relationship between the Caribbean and Britain is explored through features and footage of the onward diaspora of West Indians to the ‘motherland’, from the fascinating footage of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 (including an interview with new arrival Lord Kitchener) to racial troubles and more.

This film presents many aspects of Caribbean life to the viewer. From Calypsonians to banana plantations, from Voodoo ceremonies to revolutionaries, as well as hurricanes, stingrays and flying fish, colonialism and independence, water diving, carnival – all presented together here into a uniquely fascinating document.

REVIEWS OF THE DOCUMENTARY DVD:

“A compelling new film, which takes the curatorial art of the compilation album and applies it winningly to the moving image..” The Guardian

“A powerful, jigsaw-like testament to the beauty and importance of archive footage. A Chris Marker-esque investigation of memory” British Film Institute

Music CD 1/2xLP: Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat 1954-77 Big sounds from small islands! This album is a whistle-stop musical journey through the Caribbean stopping off at Trinidad, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and more along the way as Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat all feature in this upfront selection of heavyweight Caribbean dance tunes from 1954-77! Includes loads of killer ska, mambo and latin jazz, calypso, tropical funk and more. Artists include Irakere, Cachao, Slim Smith, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Edmundo Ros, Lord Flea, Techniques, Carlos Malcolm, Count Ossie and more!

BONUS Music CD2 (Tracks 26-40): Afro-Caribbean Music Up From The Roots 1994-2013 Soul Jazz Records have been recording Afro-Caribbean music for the last 15 years, travelling to and documenting roots styles in the Caribbean region. This authentic Afro-Caribbean music is at the source of many popular styles of today and the album is a selection of Soul Jazz Records’ productions and includes music from Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Guadeloupe and Belize.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great mirror to the past 28 Jun 2013
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fantastic idea to bring all these clips onto one DVD.Definitely worth buying if you have any interest in this subject. The quality of the material is very good when taking into account the age of some of the clips. The two CD's are an added bonus!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful collection, well done! 5 Feb 2014
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I particualarly loved that many Caribbean styles of music were included, and especially loved the Bahamian tracks from Blind Blake, Peanuts Taylor, and Allen Toussaint...the DVD bonus was great archival footage from all across the Caribbean from British Pathé, very interesting footage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required historical viewing 9 Sep 2013
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By this CD for the wonderful Pathe News film and you will not be disapointed. It's a real insight into Britains colonial past.
The 2 music CDs offer a broad mix of African Jazz and Early Calypso, they are ok but I was hoping for more big tunes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great retro footage 1 Aug 2013
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The coverage of islands and countries included was larger than I expected, but as I had never seen the footage before it was certainly new. I purchased this dvd and cv for my parents who came to the UK from Jamaica in the 50's and they found the dvd entertaining and it made a nice change from cable tv.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 9 July 2013
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Even thoug I haven't had the chance to listen the whole album, the music is delicious. Buy it - NOW!
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