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Queens of Sound: A Herstory of Reggae and Dancehall

Sandra Krampelhuber

‘Queens Of Sound’ is the first feature-length documentary to explore the long neglected female side of Reggae and Dancehall music in Jamaica. Three generations of women in the Jamaican music business tell us about their past and present roles, their first steps on the way to success and their struggle for acceptance in a male-dominated business. World-famous musicians, such as Marcia Griffiths, Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, Sasha, Cecile and Lady G – to name just a few, as well as women behind the scenes, for example Dr. Carolyn Cooper (UWI), Barbara Blake Hannah (Rastafari activist), Nordia Rose (music video director) or Sandra Joy Alcott (founder of the Jamaica Association of Female Artists), give us the female point of view on Jamaica‘s Reggae and Dancehall culture. ‘Queens Of Sound’ was mainly filmed in Kingston/Jamaica as well as at concerts in Austria and Italy.

Sandra Krampelhuber

Sandra Krampelhuber was born 1973 in Linz/Austria and studied Ethnology, Social and Cultural Anthropology as well as Journalism at the University of Vienna with a special interest in African Diaspora Studies. ‘Queens of Sound: A Herstory of Reggae and Dancehall’ is her first film.

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Queens of Sound: A Herstory of Reggae and Dancehall

Austria, Jamaica
2006, 74', color, video

Directed by:
Sandra Krampelhuber

Screenplay by:
Sandra Krampelhuber

Sandra Krampelhuber, Philipp Kroll

Edited by:
Dieter Strauch

Produced by:
Very Vary Produktion