Roots Online: The Aquarius Reggae Documentary

Here’s something I just got hipped to, through a clip Maddie Ruthless recently posted to FaceBook.  The clip in question turned out to be just a small piece of a Reggae documentary from a 70′s UK entertainment news program.  I can’t find much information on the show itself, which was called Aquarius.  However, I was able to track down the episode, in it’s entirety.

The episode takes a nice aproach to educating it’s uninitiated white viewers.  The producers seem to be trying to heal racial tensions in England, by celebrating Jamaica’s most identifiable cultural export, Reggae.  One guest points out that what kept Reggae off of the charts was not racism, but a lack of understanding Reggae and Jamaican culture, from the record companies’ point-of-view.

Of course, if you’re a frequent visiter to Ska Blah Blah, I imagine you need no tolerance lesson.  For you, I recomend this movie for it’s great performances and insightful interviews, from Roy Shirley and many more.

enjoy:

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2 Comments

  1. Maddie ROOFLESH Says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHITE PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY

  2. Maddie ROOFLESH Says:

    but really this documentary is one of the best Ive seen



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