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Event Archive - Documentary Film - Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae: Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae Documentary Film

Fri. September 18th 2009 Cinecenta (All Ages)
7 or 9pm - 8:30pm or 10:30pm doors at 7 & 9pm
$5 - $7 at the box office
Tickets at: Cinecenta
The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaicas Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the Rocksteady era. They come together after 40 years to record an album of Rocksteady hits, to perform together again at an All-Stars reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica, and to tell their story.

Review by Globe and Mail:

What a delight it is to watch Jamaican musicians of the late sixties reunite for this film. There's such a combination of personal warmth, talent, history and creativity that it's impossible not to get caught up in their pride and love for the music they created. Rocksteady was a transitional genre, a slow and soulful style that only lasted for about three or four years, between the cranked up rhythms of ska (typified by the 1964 Millie Small hit, My Boy Lollypop ) and the more rock-influenced reggae music of Bob Marley and other bands that became Jamaica's biggest cultural export. The film is smartly directed by Stascha Bader, who lets the musicians tell their own stories in a series of interviews, interspersed with in-studio musical performances. –The Globe and Mail


The day after this film check Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae Album/Film Release Party



(Music producer for the film/album)

Playing the tuffest in Rare Rocksteady, Early Reggae, Classic Ska O.G. 45's.

Selecta Mossman will be playing unreleased tracks, outtakes, dub-plates and alternate mixes from the album/movie project! Event attendees will have the opportunity to hear records they may never be able to hear anywhere else again and ask questions surrounding this world-renowned film/album.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

@ Solstice Café 529 Pandora Ave.

Doors: 7pm Admission: $7.00 at the door All Ages. (Limited capacity)


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