ROCKSTEADY – THE ROOTS OF REGGAE

A film by Stascha Bader

Cast : Rita Marley, Dawn Penn, Marcia Griffiths, Hopeton Lewis, Ken Boothe, Stranger Cole, Judy Nowatt, U-Roy, Leroy Sibbles, The Tamlins

2009 / documentary / Canada / original title : ROCKSTEADY - THE ROOTS OF REGGAE / 98’ / Color / status : completed / English / long feature-film / French catalog

The greatest singers and musicians of Jamaica’s Golden Age of music, Rocksteady, come together after 40 years to record an album of their greatest hits, to perform together again at a reunion concert in Kingston, and to tell their story. Featuring songs such as “You Don’t Love Me Anymore, No No No”, “The Tide is High” and “Rivers of Babylon” performed at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica by artists such as Hopeton Lewis, Dawn Penn and Marcia Griffiths and with rare interviews with among others Rita Marley, Wilburn Stranger Cole, Ken Boothe and Derrick Morgan.