Roots, Reggae, Rebellion – BBC Documentary 2016

Roots, Reggae, Rebellion – BBC Documentary 2016

British rapper and poet Akala goes back and forth from UK to Jamaica to trace the legacy of Reggae music. From slavery days to finding spiritual shelter in Rastafari and right to pioneers of Reggae music, Akala analyses the impact of this small island called Jamaica on the whole world.

His own Jamaican origins and the British citizenship, not to mention his incontestable knowledge, qualify him as the right person to introduce the people to the island’s musical history. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Big Youth, Burning Spear, Leonard P. Howell, Steel Pulse and many other influential people and facts are displayed in this 57-minutes documentary made by BBC 4.

Watch it here: