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Steel 'n' Skin
Steel 'n' Skin

Steel 'n' Skin 1979


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Steel 'n' Skin 1979

36 mins United Kingdom Director. Steve Shaw

Steelpan and drum skin: a marriage of diverse black heritage from Africa, the West Indies and generations of black British culture is at the heart of this fantastic community arts project. A group of artists with a pioneering spirit head into some of the most impoverished and neglected parts of Liverpool to tackle ignorance and celebrate difference in areas where it's often castigated. Filmed over a 10-day workshop, the project was clearly memorable to Liverpudlians, young and old, black and white.

Directed by

Steve Shaw




Dance Afro-Caribbean community in Great Britain


Black Britain on Film




United Kingdom

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