Jamaica Music Documentary DVD – Portraits of Jamaican Music


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If you are a music and want to know the true History of some of the best singer this is the dvd to get . A 52 minute film by Pierre Marc Simonin (Original English version and French version) with full colour 16 page booklet. With over an hour of bonus material including live footage of Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, U Roy, Yellow Man, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Jamaica All Stars, Pepper Mento Band, and special moments with Lee Scratch Perry inside the famous Black Ark studio! This beautifully produced documentary gives the viewer a complete history of Jamaican music and illustrates clearly the enormous influence that this tiny island has had on the development of R&B, Soul, hip hop, rap, and techno music. The producer explores the roots of ska, mento, rock-steady, reggae, dub music, dancehall and hardcore dancehall (also called ragga) over the last forty years. The film takes you to the streets and slums of Kingston to witness the emergence of a rich, varied musical culture who’s trunk is Reggae music and who’s branches extend around the world. New interviews with all the greatest names in Jamaican music is brilliantly interspersed with backward glances through historical footage. Take an intimate journey down memory lane with Johnny Moore and The Skatalites, Toots & the Maytals, Bunny Wailer, Justin Hinds, Bunny Lee, Lee Scratch Perry. These privileged moments are complemented with rare TV archive material such as an eighteen year old Jimmy Cliff dancing the ska in 1962! And lots of other fabulous stuff that will delight and educate! You might also want to check out the fantastic Jamaica All Stars CD ‘Right Tracks’, one of the best Reggae discs I have ever heard!

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