Steel 'n' skin

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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The music and dance group Steel ‘n’ Skin represents a fusion of African and Caribbean cultures. Its director, Peter Blackman, explains the group’s real emphasis is on encouraging harmonious race relations. The group is shown on a ten-day tour of Merseyside (Liverpool) performing and encouraging community involvement in dance, African and Caribbean instrument making, Afro-Caribbean Cooking and making African clothes and prints.

Credits

director

Steve Shaw

production company

Arts Council of Great Britain

Language

English

Duration

00:35:47:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30841

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Caribbean community

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture diffusion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Liverpool (Merseyside, England)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture diffusion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Race relations

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Africa

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Music and dance

Music & Performing Arts → Music and dance - Cross-cultural studies

Music & Performing Arts → Music appreciation

Music & Performing Arts → Music festivals

Music & Performing Arts → Musicians

Music & Performing Arts → Steel 'n' Skin (Music and dance group)

People → Steel 'n' Skin (Music and dance group)

Performance

Performance → Music - Performance

Places → Liverpool (Merseyside, England)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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