Congo Beat The Drum

Two musicians from Tel Aviv travel to Jamaica to record an album with forgotten reggae artists from the past. The film follows Ariel Tagar (Kalbata) and Uri Wertheim (Mixmonster), from their basement studio in Tel Aviv, all the way to the Kingston ghettos, looking for their favourite singers of days gone by. In Jamaica, they encounter a strange, often challenging culture while trying to achieve their goal. A unique musical journey into the forgotten corners of reggae of the seventies and eighties, and a rare glimpse into the smoky, dusty world of Rub-a-Dub and its past champions.


Film Festivals Screenings : 

Rotterdam International Film Festival // Portland Film Festival // Valley Film Festival LA // Bushwick Film Festival NY // Chicago International Film & Music Festival // Cannes Pan African Film Festival // Mexico International Film Festival // Jamaica Iphias Film Festival // London Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema // Rapid Lion Festival – Johannesburg // Addis Ababa International Film Festival // Russian International Film Festival // Jerusalem Film Festival // DOKFEST Bucharest // Cayman Island Film Festival // Bahamas Film Festival // Belize Film Festival //Bellingham Music Film Fest WA // Fest Portugal // Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 

Special Screenings: Ritzy Brixton // Rototom Sunsplash Spain // PST Birmingham // Seasplash Croatia // Delta Festival Moscow // Teder Tel-Aviv // Tel-Aviv Cinematheque // Krakow Poland // Kartel Haifa


Congo Beat The Drum is available on vinyl, CD & MP3. Get it on iTunes or directly from Freestyle Records