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The Story of Lovers Rock

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Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’, is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Lovers Rock allowed young people to experience intimacy and healing through dance – known as ‘scrubbing’ – at parties and clubs. This dance provided a coping mechanism for what was happening on the streets and developed into a successful sound with a string national UK hits, influencing to British bands including Police, Culture Club and UB40. Shining a light on a forgotten period in British music, social and political history, Menelik Shabazz’s debut documentary feature underlines the impact Lovers Rock made in bridging the multi-cultural gap that polarized Thatcher’s nation.

Cast

Dennis Bovell, Paulette Harris-German, Janet Kay, Angie Le Mar, Maxi Priest

Certificate

12A

Genre

Documentary

Running Time

97 minutes

Language

English

Directed by

Menelik Shabazz

Written by

Menelik Shabazz

Produced by

Paulette Harris-German

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