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Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music

A survey of the considerable impact Asian-heritage (particularly Indian and Pakistani) music and musicians have had on the past decade or so of British pop, "Mutiny" is documentary boosterism as motivating as the largely club-oriented sounds it contains.

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With: Talvin Singh, Cornershop, Black Star Liner, Asian Dub Foundation, DJ State of Bengal, FundDaMental, Kaliphz, Anjali Bhatia, Ritu Khurana, Asad Rehman, Invasian.

This review was corrected on April 9, 2003.

A survey of the considerable impact Asian-heritage (particularly Indian and Pakistani) music and musicians have had on the past decade or so of British pop, “Mutiny” is documentary boosterism as motivating as the largely club-oriented sounds it contains. Trend-based overviews like this, set within a notoriously fickle milieu, tend to date quickly. But in short term pic should attract suitable broadcast slots, and in the long term prove a valuable time capsule.

Brief notation of Britain’s prior immigrant waves sets up a born-and-raised generation that came of age in the late ’70s — just as punks and racist skinheads emerged as two separate (if overlapping) movements. Many young emigre-offspring embraced the former but agitated against latter, rebelling against their parents’ home-country-rooted traditionalism and low profile in mainstream society. Do-it-yourself punk aesthetic soon led budding musicians to embrace rap, drum ‘n’ bass, dub, Bombay jungle, bhangra, et al., as well. In addition to star DJs, adventuresome and highly politicized bands like Asian Dub Foundation, FunDaMental and Cornershop surfaced. Concert footage, TV clips, interviews and more are briskly interwoven in energetic feature.

Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music

U.S.

Production: A Mutiny Sounds Prods. presentation. Produced by Claire Shanley, Vivek Bald. Directed by Bald.

Crew: Camera (color, video), Bald; editor, Susan Brand. Reviewed at San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival, March 11, 2003. Running time: 85 MIN.

With: With: Talvin Singh, Cornershop, Black Star Liner, Asian Dub Foundation, DJ State of Bengal, FundDaMental, Kaliphz, Anjali Bhatia, Ritu Khurana, Asad Rehman, Invasian.

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