The Story of Lovers Rock (2011)
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Not all the interviewees are equally interesting, and an audience unfamiliar with the hits and stars may get antsy during some of the reminiscing. But Mr. Shabazz conveys a love of the music and its culture.
Long on people speaking and comedic reminiscence, 'The Story of Lover's Rock' is short on sustained complete performance-examples.
The Story of Lovers Rock, an unapologetically single-minded appeal for the legacy of this music, is amateurish but appealingly shaggy.
You can add The Story of Lovers Rock to the short list of must-see, politically-tinged documentaries which shed light on the cultural roots of a lesser-known musical genre, ala Calypso Dreams and Buena Vista Social Club.
It's the music that matters, and that is put on the screen with real skill and affection.
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