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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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Critic Reviews for Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A rich and rewarding music documentary endowed with a wonderful sense of the significance of its subject, with revealing tales.

July 27, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's almost impossible not to smile while watching Stascha Bader's documentary Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae...

June 18, 2010 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Like others of its kind, the film is mainly a teaser for the tie-in CD.

April 22, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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

April 21, 2010 | Full Review…

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

July 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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