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Roots, Rock, Reggae: Inside The Jamaican Music Scene (2000)
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley
Category: Music, Special Interest
Studio: Shanachie
60 mins



Kingston, Jamaica, 1977 -- a flashpoint year for reggae music and Jamaica: police and thieves battling in the street as politicians battle for power and reggae musicians fight for peoples' souls.Roots, Rock, Reggae presents a rare glimpse into the roots of reggae from the tough and tumble Trenchtown ghetto to the placid hills behind Kingston where followers of Rastafari drum and sing hymns.Features performances, interviews, and studio scenes with Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, The Abysinnians, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Ras Michael & Sons of Negus, Joe Higgs and more.