One Hand Don't Clap

NR / 1hr 32min


Lark Theater Fri, Mar 29 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Apr 1 10:30 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Apr 2 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Apr 3 2:15 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Apr 4 5:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:1988 Original Release
Genre:Documentary, Music
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kavery Dutta Kaul
Cast:Lord Kitchener, Calypso Rose, Black Stalin, David Rudder, Mighty Duke, Natasha Wilson, Lord Pretende


One Hand Don't Clap

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“The foot-stomping One Hand Don’t Clap deserves a round of applause.”
- Jeff Menell, The Hollywood Reporter

"Kavery Dutta Kaul’s vivid and engaging documentary moves and shakes with inimitable music.”
- Luis Francia, The Village Voice

“A delightful rhythm that is all its own.”
- Julie Salamon, The Wall Street Journal

SYNOPSIS: 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 music and Calypso Rose, the first woman to break through in a traditionally male arena. Forging onscreen the connections between American communities and where families come from, the documentary leads audiences from New York recording studies to the awesome magic of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago. The film features artists across the 20th century, whose songs reflect regional and global themes that continue to resonate. The many generations in ONE HAND DON’T CLAP trace the evolution of a musical style whose infectious rhythms and exhilarating irreverence have found their way to ever-broadening audiences worldwide.