One Hand Don't Clap (4K Restoration) (U)

Saturday 13 Jul

Film Details

ONE HAND DON’T CLAP captures the vibrant story of calypso and the emergence of soca, through the eyes of two legendary artists, Lord Kitchener, the Grandmaster of the genre and Calypso Rose, the first woman to break through in a traditionally male arena. In the run up to the exciting crowning of Trinidad's 1986 Calypso Monarch, they discuss their early careers, leading us from New York recording studies to the magic of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago. ONE HAND DON’T CLAP traces the evolution of a beloved musical genre whose infectious rhythms and exhilarating irreverence have found their way from deeply grounded intergenerational aspects of Caribbean culture to ever-broadening audiences worldwide.


Digitally restored from the original 16mm A/B roll negatives and 35mm magnetic audio tracks by the Academy Film Archive and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund with support from the Leon Levy Foundation.

Director: Kavery Dutta Kaul

Cast: Lord Kitchener, Calypso Rose, Mighty Duke

Certificate: U

Running Time: 92 minutes

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Saturday 13 Jul

Book 19:00

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