But as the protagonists confirm, reggae music is about the everyday life, joys and sorrows of the Jamaican people, so the documentary will also bring us in contact with today’s reality, the harsh world of those who live in the Kingston slums, the wild nights in the dancehalls, the luscious beauty of the nature.
The film then takes us along the most significant roads for music production, Studio One Boulevard and Orange Street, into shops that marked the history of reggae, such as Techniques, and the small enterprises where records are still manufactured on vinyl.
During this journey, we will also meet true icons of the past and present of reggae music: Chris Blackwell, the producer who made Bob Marley famous worldwide, Rita Marley, Alborosie, one of most popular present-day reggae artists, the Jamaican Minister for Culture, and many others.
The series of screenings, curated by Barbara Knorpp and guests, will take place on Wednesdays from 16.00-18.00 in various UCL locations and will be followed by discussion and drinks.
Durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, tombe amoureux une journaliste américaine d'un correspondant de guerre de la BBC.
Jamaica mon amour is an “on the road” film, which brings us in contact with the places and persons linked to reggae music, with the beauty and contradictions of this Caribbean Island.