Congo Beat the Drum

  • 57'
  • Israel
  • 2014
In Tel Aviv, DJ and record collector Ariel shares his love for Jamaican reggae music with sound technician Uri. Ariel, also known by his stage name Kalbata, obsessively collects a subgenre called rub-a-dub: ‘the sound from the ghetto’. Ariel and Uri also make music together, preferably recording it analogue and playing on old synthesizers, like the Moog. In Jamaica they want to record the vocals for the instrumental tracks they record in Israel.
In Kingston, together with their musical hero Jah Thomas, they make a tour past the studios to look for the best guest vocalists - such as Puddy Roots, Ninjaman, Major Mackerel and Little John. They lap up Jamaican culture and feel like children in a candy store when they visit Randy's, the legendary studio and record store. And they relax in the wonderful countryside just outside Kingston, where the birds sing and where they delight in the clear water.
Director
Ariel Tagar
Country of production
Israel
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
57'
Medium
File
Language
English
Producer
Jonathan Doweck
Production Company
Railroad Films
Sales
Kalbata Films
Cinematography
Ariel Tagar, Dan Balilty, Uri Wertheim
Editor
Nissim Massas
Music
Kalbata & Mixmonster
Website
http://congobeatthedrum.com