Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae
Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009)

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… More

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

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

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

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

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Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)

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

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Sarah Boslaugh

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

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

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

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