DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW
WWW, June 2008 - The first part of this excellent series of documentaries by the BBC takes us back to the 1960's and before, providing tremendous insights into the birth of the music that we like so much.
The UK based documentary deals with the early 1960's, when Jamaica "gained independence" and SKA originated in the celebrations surrounding the events. It doesn't take long before we are introduced to a number of then contemporary artists and go even further back in time to get more knowledge and overstanding.
It's part of on an in-depth series of documentaries that "inform, inspire and enlight" as Mikey Dread used to say. A series that tells the remarkable story of a remarkable music created by a remarkable people.
In about an hour worth of sights and sounds, we see countless artists, producers, and even Jamaican politicians as they tells us how the music originated back in the 1960's and before.