Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SHOWTIME - The History Of UK Dancehall Live On Stage (DVD)

A new 70 minute long Dancehall documentary has recently been released on dvd by Kudos Records here in the UK. The film interviews some of the UK's legendary dancehall artists and highlights how the reggae dancehall scene gave birth to many other music genres.

"The Heatwave are known for throwing mad parties, and Showtime on 15th June 2011 was madder than most. But Showtime was more than just a party. It was an explosion of UK dancehall history, bringing together legends from every era of UK rave music to share the mic and spit lyrics over classic dancehall riddims.

In this feature length film, Rollo Jackson (Tape Crackers, Toddla T, Hot Chip) captures the magical live performances and takes us behind the bright lights and onstage hype, conducting in-depth interviews with pioneers of the UK bashment scene like Glamma Kid, Stush, Skibadee and Riko Dan. The result is an epic document of UK music culture and a vital piece of oral history, telling a story which is often forgotten or misrepresented by the mainstream."


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