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Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae (1977)

Roots Rock Reggae depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalised its heroes.

Director:

Jeremy Marre

Writer:

Jeremy Marre

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Credited cast:
The Abyssinians The Abyssinians ... Themselves
Jimmy Cliff ... Himself
Joe Higgs Joe Higgs ... Himself
Inner Circle ... Themselves
Bob Marley ... Himself
The Mighty Diamonds The Mighty Diamonds ... Themselves
Lee 'Scratch' Perry ... Himself (as Lee Perry)
Jack Ruby Jack Ruby ... Himself
Sly & Robbie Sly & Robbie ... Themselves
U-Roy U-Roy ... Himself
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'Roots Rock Reggae' depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalised its heroes. Director Jeremy Marre films Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry record in his legendary Black Ark studio with The Upsetters. Jimmy Cliff rehearses with Sly and Robbie, while Inner Circle's historic live gig is recorded on the violent Kingston streets. The legendary Abyssinians harmonise their haunting Rastafarian songs; Joe Higgs (formerly Bob Marley's teacher) plays and talks; majestic toaster U Roy raps alongside The Mighty Diamonds, and Third World record in a Kingston studio. There is also early archive footage of Toots and the Maytals, and Haile Selessie's royal visit to Jamaica while police and thieves battle it out on the streets, and the ghettos erupt in violence. 1977: An extraordinary year for Reggae music, captured live in this award-winning film. Roots Rock Reggae was the first in-depth documentary about Reggae ... Written by Digital Classics DVD

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Harcourt Films See more »
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