- Music, Docutainment, History, Cultural History, and Minorities
Lovers Rock, often dubbed â€˜romantic reggaeâ€™ is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Live performance, comedy sketches, dance, interviews and archive footage shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Lovers Rock allowed young people to experience intimacy and healing through dance- know as 'scrubbing'- at parties and clubs. This dance provided a coping mechanism for what was happening on the streets.
Lovers Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits and was influential to British bands (Police, Culture Club, UB40) These influences underline the impact the music was making in bridging the multi-cultural gap that polarized the times. The film highlights a forgotten period of British music, social and political history. Interviews include, Levi Roots, Linton Kwesi Johnson, UB40, Maxi Priest, Janet Kay, Dennis Bovell, Angie Le Mar, Dr Lez Henry.
THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK won the jury prize for the Best Documentary at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (2012)
- Running time
- 96 minutes
- Prod. Co.
- SunRa Pictures
- United Kingdom
- Years of Production
- Prod. Partners
- BFM Media Ltd
- Release year
- Best Documentary Trindad and Tobago Film Festival
- Verve Pictures
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