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LOVERS ROCK

13/10/2011

UK |

LOVERS ROCK is a feature length documentary that 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.

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

Check out the interesting trailer after the jump…

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Photo: Ilalepo

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