Sep 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Better Mus’ Come

Pree This: “Better Mus Come” Now Available On Netflix

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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Jamaican film Better Mus’ Come has garnered international attention for its unflinching portrayal of politically-driven gang violence in 1970s-era Kingston. Directed by Storm Saulter, it has won a number of different awards, including Best Feature at the Trinidad & Tobago and Bahamas International film festivals; Best Director at the Pan-African Film Festival; and Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival. Other Caribbean filmmakers, like Trinidad’s Damian Marcano, have followed in Saulter’s footsteps, using contemporary film to shed light on more little known (at least to international audiences) aspects of local Caribbean culture.

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Now Things: Arcade Fire’s Caribbean Journey

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Storm Saulter—

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Easily one of the most influential rock bands of the last decade, 2011 Grammy Album of the Year winners Arcade Fire have turned to the Caribbean for inspiration on their latest release. The band, which includes Haitian-Canadian vocalist Regine Chassagne, spent time in both Jamaica and Haiti during the making of their new LP, Reflektor. Tracks such as “Flashbulb Eyes” and “Here Comes the Night Time” bear traces of reggae and Haitian rara: the latter was inspired by the plight of Haitian refugees, according to frontman Win Butler.

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PHOTO GALLERY: LargeUp on Instagram


Words and Photos by LargeUp Crew—

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Better Mus Come: New Screenings, Exclusive Clip + NY Premiere Photos

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by LargeUp Staff and Xyenz Fyxion

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The LargeUp Sessions (3/14): Samantha Black (Project Runway) + Sheldon Shepard (Better Mus’ Come)

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Our special guests on the LargeUp Sessions with DJ Gravy tomorrow night (6 to 8 PM ET, on RadioLily.com) will be fashion designer Samantha “Sammy B.” Black of Project Runway, and actor/performer Sheldon Shepard.

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EVENT: Win Tickets to See “Better Mus’ Come” in NYC

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After years of racking up praise at film festivals and at home in Jamaica, Storm Saulter’s Better Mus’ Come—which has been called the Jamaican movie production since The Harder They Come— is finally set to hit US theaters this weekend. The movie, a period piece set against the real-life political upheaval of late ’70s Jamaica starring Sheldon Shepard of Jamaican dub poetry group No-Maddz and model/actress/singer Nicole “Sky” Grey, begins a week-long theatrical run in New York City and Los Angeles on Friday, March 15 at the AMC Empire 25 and Downtown Independent, respectively. One-night engagements will also be held in seven US cities—Atlanta, Chicago, DC, Houston, Philly and Seattle— on Wednesday, March 13.

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