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Molly Dineen’s Sound Business documentary from 1981, on the Sir Coxsone and Young Lion sound systems. Narrated by Mikey Dread.

1976 edition of London Weekend television’s arts programme Aquarius, directed by Jeremy Marre and narrated by Carl Gayle, focusing on reggae in Great Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_pLv1cnZR4

Programme info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquarius_(TV_series).

The incomparable and wonderful Bruce Lacey as filmed in the early ‘sixties by Ken Russell for the BBC’s Monitor.

Gorgeous 1976 album on Island ILPS 9416.

I-Roy, by Dave Hendley, 1977.

Jamaica’s Golden Age of Music, Captured on Film : http://www.americanphotomag.com/photo-gallery/2012/07/jamaica%E2%80%99s-golden-age-music-captured-film

I-Roy, by Dave Hendley, 1977.

Jamaica’s Golden Age of Music, Captured on Film : http://www.americanphotomag.com/photo-gallery/2012/07/jamaica%E2%80%99s-golden-age-music-captured-film

Foster Manganyi : Ndzi Teke Riendzo.

"Sublimely convulsive Shangaan electro-gospel by a pastor from Giyani, Limpopo, recorded in 2008, brimming with aching, plaintive, mournful spirituality. However fractured, multi-faceted and fresh the music comes across — that signature whistle and sampled marimba, a little wonky high-life, rough, skittering drum patterns, no bass — the surging vocal lines and harmonies are unmistakably rooted in traditional South African music." 

Shake, Beat & Dub. Part one of six on YouTube of a 1992 BBC programme in their Rhythms Of The World series, showcasing jazz trumpeter and poet Shake Keane and reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Rudies Come Back , a documentary in BBC TV’s Arena series, 1980.

Dedans Le Sud De La Louisiane. 

A travelogue study of Cajun and Creole music and culture, circa 1972: a mythical land, its people, their ancient French language and most of all their wonderful musical traditions. Mostly shot in and around Mamou (LA), it includes interviews with Dewey Balfa, Nathan Abshire, Revon Reed, Bee Fontenot, and Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin, among other musicians of the era. A Southern U.S. music movie classic. “Outstanding film of the year,” London Film Festival 1974.”