Two youth led films have been made, inspired by the artistic figures buried or cremated at kensal green cemetery
The Beats Beneath
The Musical Heritage of West London - focus on the social, musical and creative roots of Kensal Green Cemetery Given the impact that African and Caribbean culture has had on Britain it is important for the public to understand how and why it has transformed our national heritage. A good way into this is through music - in particular sound system culture and the Notting Hill Carnival. Key carnival figures such as Russ Henderson and sound system pioneers Duke Vin and Count Suckle are all buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. The Beats Beneath will focus on the positive changes that have been brought about through musical innovation.
The film will explain what the origins of the steel pan bands that we have to day in the modern carnival and how their roots were laid down by the likes of Russell Henderson. Through the sound system narrative the documentary will explain how sound system was used as both a tool for playing music to the masses and as a way to communicate. It will demonstrate how different of musical genres have been influenced by sound system culture and the synergies created. Archive Images Supplied by: Markus Painter - http://www.markuspainter.com/ www.markuspainter.com/
Waking the Dead
Creative performances from young people who have been inspired by creative figures buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. Works include Wilkie Collins, The Clash, Harold Pinter, Erich Fried and Lady Jane Wilde.
Kensal Green from Above
Drone footage of Kensal Green Cemetery revealing the beautiful walkways, paths, graves and buildings as never seen before!