Air Date Feburary 4, 2004:
This 2003 produced documentary examines the progression of reggae after the death of Bob Marley, including the start of dancehall. In America reggae had a connection with hip-hop and DJ Shabba Ranks saw his popularity rise and fall. Narrated by Ranking Miss P the documentary looks at how Jamaican street styles have achieved a dominance in Britain and the rise of New Roots in Jamiaca. This documentary also features superb archival and and contemporary interviews. Although there are some gaps, notably sound system culture, and reggae’s modern off-shoots, this doc is another contribution to explaining and honoring the legacy that is Jamaican music. Bob Marley and Peter Tosh are interviewed.