From the mid-nineteenth century Indian labourers arrived in the Caribbean on boats, bringing a few belongings and their music – the beginnings of a remarkable cultural practice. More than 150 years later musician Remo ...展开Fernandes travels to the Islands to explore potential collaborations and create new work. Jahaji Music is a record of a difficult, if unusual and complex, musical journey. We walk around Trenchtown with Bob Marleys teacher and rastafari philosopher Mortimo Planno; accompany calypso and soca singer Rikki Jai to Skinner Park; chat with visual artist Chris Cozier in the Savannah; follow Dancehall Queen Stacey to Weddy Weddy Wednesday; groove to Lady Saw’s lyrics; record a new song with Denise Saucy Wow Belfon and are guests at an East Indian Hindu wedding. Endeavouring, through it all, to weave a story of memory, identity and creativity. Jahaji Music is an attempt to make meaning of aspects of contemporary culture in Trinidad and Jamaica, even as it is a witness to the nature and possibilities of artistic collaboration. Surabhi Sharmas earlier films include: Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories (2001); Aamakaar - The Turtlepeople (2003); and Above the Din of Sewing Machines (2004).