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African Drum: Beyond the Beat

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Contact: Tariq Richards   
Director: Tariq Richards
Writer: Tariq Richards
Producer: Tariq Richards
Runtime: 48 min
Synopsis: 'African Drum, Beyond the Beat' is a portrait of the various socialfunctions of the drum in West African society. The film uses a famous ode to theAfrican drum to demonstrate its pervasive role in society over time. The drum’s socialfunctions range from use in work songs, to communication, to religious rituals,through to one of its more contemporary uses, by fans at football games.'African Drum, Beyond the Beat' takes a special interest in the conception and natureof rhythm and, in dance, the inter-dependent relationship between the drummer anddancer by exploring the effects of drum rhythms on both. It also looks at thedifferent elements required for manufacturing a drum, from the physical to thesocial.The film ends with a postulate that the democratic nature of African music, whereinstruments in an ensemble are equally important, makes it a paradigm for themodern age compared to Western classical music, where strict hierarchical structuresreflect an outdated mechanistic view of the world.

*for screening info contact me directly: tariq.richards@mac.com
 
 
Genre: African, Documentary
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