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Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009)

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In the spirit of Wim Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club, this lively documentary brings together legendary reggae artists for an exchange of music and memories. Hopeton Lewis, Stranger Cole, Ken Boothe, and many others trace the genre's roots to the mid-'60s -- an era when Jamaican ska began to give way to rocksteady -- and offer insights about the music's cultural and political impact through the ages. ~ Carly Wray, Rovi

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What a delight it is to watch Jamaican musicians of the late sixties reunite for the film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae.

July 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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A rich and rewarding music documentary endowed with a wonderful sense of the significance of its subject, with revealing tales.

July 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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It's almost impossible not to smile while watching Stascha Bader's documentary Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae...

June 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Playback:stl
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Like others of its kind, the film is mainly a teaser for the tie-in CD.

April 22, 2010 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

It's neither inherently cinematic nor -- arguably -- particularly exciting.

April 21, 2010 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae uses archival footage from the 1960s and offers a brief recent history of the island.

July 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

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