17 Aug Deep Roots Music 1: Revival/Ranking Sounds

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This DVD consists of the first two parts of a six part series and features never-before-seen archive footage in addition to interviews with cultural historians, folklorists and musicologists. Also featured are performances by The Skatalites, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Count Ossie, Byron Lee, and many many more. Part 1-“Revival” examines the evolution of African music and its influence on culture and the formation of new styles, like ska. Part 2-“Ranking Sounds” reveals the origins of deejaying and toasting with an exemplary live performance of a Jamaican sound-system. This thorough series serves as the ultimate authority on reggae history!