This film is part of Free

Steel 'n' Skin

Black music and culture in the community

Performance 1979 36 mins


Music and art provide a bridge to a diverse black cultural heritage in this fantastic community arts project in Liverpool

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.