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Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 29 July 2010 (Germany)
The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and ... See full summary »

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Stascha Bader

Writer:

Stascha Bader
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gladstone Anderson Gladstone Anderson
Ken Boothe Ken Boothe
Stranger Cole Stranger Cole ... Narrator
Marcia Griffiths Marcia Griffiths
Derrick Lara Derrick Lara ... The Tamlins
Hopeton Lewis Hopeton Lewis
Rita Marley
Sylvanus Moore Sylvanus Moore ... The Tamlins
Derrick Morgan Derrick Morgan
Judy Mowatt Judy Mowatt
Dawn Penn Dawn Penn
Leroy Sibbles Leroy Sibbles
Carlton Smith Carlton Smith ... The Tamlins
The Tamlins The Tamlins
U-Roy U-Roy
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The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the Rocksteady era. They come together after 40 years to record an album of Rocksteady hits, to perform together again at an All-Stars reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica, and to tell their story. Written by Anonymous

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reggae | See All (1) »

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Documentary | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Switzerland | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Ready to Rocksteady See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica See more »

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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color
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A must see for fans of early reggae
8 August 2009 | by barnbaylSee all my reviews

The film tries to sell itself as a journey into the golden age of Jamaican music, Rocksteady, which is a little over the top. It is actually a good documentary about a reunion concert and recording session featuring some excellent performances and interviews by some great musicians from the sixties. It was great to see Dawn Penn, Leroy Sibbles, and especially Ken Boothe singing as well as they ever have. The cinematography is excellent, and highlights how little things have changed in Kingston since the rocksteady era. The poor kids in trenchtown look exactly like the ones from forty years ago,and the abandoned train station looks much worse.


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