Can't U hear

me Singin'

73 minutes NTR TV 1997

Music documentary

A portrait of black music in the United States by four musicians: Ike Turner, Swamp Dogg, Rosie Ledet and rapper Tragedy.

Can't U Hear Me Singin 'is a musical journey through the United States in which director Walter Stokman portrays four African-American musicians. Due to their different ages and backgrounds, the film provides a differentiated picture of both American society and the history of black music. Ike Turner and Swamp Dogg are two representatives of a forgotten generation. Turner lives mainly on the royalties from old successes and Swamp Dogg has started a second career as a producer of young black artists. Rosie Ledet and rapper Tragedy represent the younger generation. Violence, discrimination and drug addiction are the recurring themes in their stories; music is a way out to a better life for each of them.

© 2021 by Walter Stokman. 

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