Story of Lovers Rock (The)

Genre : Musical
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2011
Format : Feature
http://www.loversrockthefilm.com

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The STORY OF LOVERS ROCK is a feature length documentary tells the story of an era and a music that defined a generation in the late 70s and 80s. Lovers Rock is romantic reggae that was uniquely British. It developed from a small UK scene to become a global brand through the likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest.

Director/ producer: Menelik Shabazz

THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK (L'HISTOIRE DU LOVERS ROCK) est un long métrage documentaire qui raconte l'histoire d'une époque et d'une musique qui a marqué toute une génération à la fin des années 70 et dans les années 80. Le Lovers Rock est un reggae romantique typiquement british. Il est né sur une petite scène du Royaume Uni avant de devenir mondial écouté avec des groupes comme UB40 et l'artiste Maxi Priest.

réalisé et produit par Menelik Shabazz, Royaume Uni, 2011, documentaire, 1h36

The STORY OF LOVERS ROCK is a feature length documentary tells the story of an era and a music that defined a generation in the late 70s and 80s. Lovers Rock is romantic reggae that was uniquely British. It developed from a small UK scene to become a global brand through the likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest.

Lovers Rock was particularly influential to a new generation of black British young women and men who identified with this music that reflected their experiences. Female artists like Louisa Marks, Janet Kay, Brown Sugar, Carroll Thompson led a'girl power explosion in it's early phase.

The music provided a coping mechanism against a backdrop of racial tension and riots across the UK as well as being a counterpoint to the male dominated'roots' scene.



by award winning director/ producer Menelik Shabazz

The film combines live performances with some of the Kings and Queens of Lovers Rock with comedy sketches, interviews and archive material.

Interviews include Denis Bovell, UB40, Levi Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Angie La Ma, Maxi Priest, Mykaell Riley, The comedy sketches are provided by the likes of Eddie Nestor, Robbie G, Wayne Rollins, Glenda Jaxson. Rudi Lickwood, John Simmit., Annette Fagon.

Running time: 96 mins

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