Deep Roots Music 1: Revival/Ranking Sounds
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The first 2 installments in a 6-part series feat. the Skatalites, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff & more. 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 & 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!