March / April 2012

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Issue 37 / MAR-APR 2012 DVD REVIEW REGGAE / DANCEHALL 49 MARLEY DOCUMENTARY He died in 1981 but, he still lives on... The life of Robert Nesta Marley has been documented and will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures on April 20th in the USA (UK dates are still to be confirmed). Marley, directed by Scottish di- rector Kevin Macdonald, has al- ready been shown at the Berlin International Film Festival. It is also due for screeing at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas from the 8th of March for a week. Rare footage, photos, interviews from his friends, family and band mates and performances of the legend himself have been used to portray his life in what critics have been describing as "the definitive biography." Bob Marley was without a doubt one of the greatest artists ever blessing his fan base with a timeless message of peace, love and unity. This is the first feature that has been backed by the fam- ily of Bob and so it is certainly one to watch! Although he died at age 36, "Bob Marley is a fascinating, tower- ing figure in musical history, and Marley is the biography that he deserves," says the Magno- lia president, Eamonn Bowles. This wonderfully crafted film is what Ziggy Marley, Bob's son, described as "the ultimate rev- elation" of his father's life. "The family is proud to be able to have the world finally experience this emotional journey." THE HEATWAVE PRESENTS: SHOWTIME! THE HISTORY OF UK DANCEHALL LIVE ON STAGE Showtime is about the past, present and future. It is history in the making! In memory of Smiley Culture, this documen- tary explores the history of UK dancehall. The show brings together different musical genres are brought together that have dancehall at their root and throughout the documen- tary we are brought back to a Showtime party filled with air horns, whistles and old school riddims. Grime MC's, D&B per- formers and legendary dance- hall toasters share the stage on this rare occasion present- ing something reminiscent of those raves you heard about from back in the day. The link between dancehall and British music perform- ers has been amplified by DJ Gabriel Heatwave through in- terviews and performances. The past comes to the present in this documentary that rec- ognises the dancehall energy and vibe that has paved the way for many British perform- ers today. MARCH RELEASES VARIOUS ARTIST The Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 The 80s Part 2 (BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS) REVELATION ROCKERS Jah Praises (British Reggae Unre- leased Classics) (BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS) TALISMAN Takin The Strain (British Reggae Lost Classics – Deluxe Edition) (BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS) CLINTON FEARON Heart And Soul (CHAPTER 2) JUNIOR TOOTS A Little Bit Of Love (CROWN OF FIRE RECORDS) ROD TAYLOR AND BOB WASA Original Roots (SOCADISC) KONSHENS Mental Maintenance (VP RECORDS) YAH MEEK Sojourner (FREETIME RECORDS) GROUNDATION Building An Ark (SOULBEATS RECORDS / VP RECORDS) SOPHIA BROWN Catch Me If You Can (MUSIK MECKA RECORDS) REBELLION THE RECALLER In This Time (ELITE RECORDS) ANTHONY MALVO Stronger

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