A documentary about the Jamaican music scene, made in 2006, that is unselfconsciously celebratory about a culture teeming with energy and semi-absorbed influences. It is not just a matter of reggae being the country’s “classical” phase, and dancehall being the more energetic sound. Jamaican music is ingesting rap and R&B to create something less stereotypical. A lively documentary, and probably the most striking contributor is the outrageous Lady Saw, one of the few women music stars in Jamaica.
Features: Alaine, Brick and Lace, Capleton, Joseph Current, Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar, Elephant Man, Beresford Hammond (as Beres Hammond), Gregory Isaacs, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Alaine Laughton, Dr. Marshall, Lady Saw, Robbie Shakespeare, Tanya Stephens, Third World, Toots and Bunny Wailer