Don Letts, the Grammy-award winning filmmaker, talks about “Strummerville,” his nwe documentary that focuses on the charity that was formed a year after the death of Clash singer / guitarist Joe Strummer,. Interviewed during the film’s World Premiere at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.
What do Billy Bragg, The Foo Fighters, The British Music Embassy, the Strummerville family and legendary British filmmaker Don Letts have in common? All of these tastemakers in film and music will be celebrating Strummerville’s debut at this year’s SXSW Music and Film Festival.
From the 1976 jukebox at The Clash’s Rehearsal Rehearsals HQ, through his own music to his turn-of-the-century radio show, Joe Strummer never stopped loving reggae music and its culture. As Chris Salewicz’s sleevenotes state on this heart-felt project organised by Canada’s Prince Blanco, “Strummer lived on the dub side of life
In this documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts shows how Joe’s unique contribution to the music world is manifesting itself through a charity set up in his memory – Strummerville.
To celebrate the UK release a launch event will take place on 5th February 2010 in the heart of Clash-land at Inn on the Green, tucked under the Westway between Portobello Road and Ladbroke Grove. Scheduled to appear on the night are: Dubmatix, DubCats, Wrongtom, Citizen Sound, Chomsky Allstars and Don Letts along with special guests.
On Sunday 20th Dec Don Letts presented a Joe Strummer related show filled with an hour of tunes from Joe Strummer plus songs from The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and […]
Continuing their series of cultural tours of the capital, Guardian music editor Tim Jonze meets Trish at the Strummerville yard, Don Letts, & Jon Savage. Who’d have thought Notting Hill’s […]
Award-winning filmmaker Don Letts and his production company Brassneck TV are making a documentary about Strummerville. The film will feature performance footage and interviews with artists, supporters and founders. He’s […]