“In 2011 Vans OTW and The Blackouts, Ako and Atiba Jefferson, set out to create a free reggae compilation featuring music from VP Record’s vast catalog of artists. VP Records houses the best in reggae and dance hall music and Ako and Atiba spent weeks carefully selecting each artist for this vinyl compilation. Once the tracks were chosen, the advocates and Vans set out for Jamaica to finalize the project. The above video documents The Blackouts walking in the footsteps of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.”
The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry Film Trailer, shows the life of one the greatest musicians today, born 20 March 1936 (age 75 at present) in Kendal, Jamaica. Lee Perry has come a long way.
This documentary on the origins, growth and influence of British reggae from the ‘60s to the present. Reggae Britannia takes you from the scene’s ska beginnings in the hands of the children of the country’s first post-war wave of Carribean immigrants (known as the Windrush generation), through to the emergence of Bob Marley, the first Brixton riots, the UK sound system phenomenon, the Two-Tone era, reggae’s merging with punk and appropriation by pop, and more. Reggae Britannia is definitely worth a look.
Source : BBC NEWS