BAD GYAL IN JAMAICA

DOCUMENTARY

For a dancehall artist,
Jamaica is paradise,
the place where it all begins...

We flew to Jamaica to follow young Spanish artist BAD GYAL and her crew in the process of creating her new song “Unknown feeling”, conceived from a dance step with the same name created by the Jamaican choreographer Zidan Xqlusiv. 

We wanted to offer the public an exclusive and intimate look on the collaborative work process of Bad Gyal and how it enriched her and the whole team, both profesionnally and personally.  

TITLE: NOISEY Specials - Bad Gyal en Jamaica
MY ROLE: Director

TIME OF YOUR LIFE REQUIRED: 6 Min 15 Sec
KEYWORDS: #Dancehall #Jamaica #Music #Perseverence


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At Big Yard Studio in Kingston, we attended the mix session of Bad Gyal in duo with MC Qraig Jackson under the creative supervision of producers XAVI "LEK" FARRÉ and PABLO FAKE GUIDO.

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At ST. THOMAS beach, ZIDAN XCLUSIV and his dance crew teached Bad Gyal the steps he created for her new song.  

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Finally, Bad Gyal and her crew made her first public performance of the song in a authentic traditional Dance Hall bar in downtown Kingston. 

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The film depict how Bad Gyal's relationship with Jamaican culture is not a simple appropriation, but the fruit of a work of understanding and genuine approach to dancehall that nourishes her creativity.

How a woman of only 21 years, originary from a small town of Catalonia, with her strength of character, leadership, willpower and unstoppable ambition, succeeds to enter a culture essentially dominated by men and break with the established rules.

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VOICEMAIL MEMBER, QRAIG JACKSON AND BAD GYAL DISCUSS THE RECORDING SESSION AT BIG YARD STUDIO, KINGSTON, JAMAICA.

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Noisey was started by VICE in 2011 as a way to document new and exciting music across the globe. Through in-depth reporting and incisive storytelling, Noisey uses music as a lens to investigate the movements, scenes, and stories that drive our culture.

CREDITS

Produced by
VICE 

Directed by
JEAN-MARC JOSEPH

Production Manager
MARIONA COLOMÉ

Director of Photography
ALBERTO BORQUE

Editing
JUAN CARRANO

Sound Mix
MIQUEL MESTRES


Line Producer
MAR FONT

Head of Video
SANTI AGUADO

LOCAL UNIT JAMAICA

Production Manager 
JOANNA SAULTER

Production Coordinator 
ANGIEL SHAW

Fixer
CARLO LESS

Runner 
MILES WALCOTT

Sound Technician
DAVID OSBORNE

Hair & Make-Up
LONI JONES

Drone operator
FERNANDO HEVIA

Security Guy
MARLON GAYNOR

Special Thanks
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