Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes + Recorded Q&A

BBFC RatingStudio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes + Recorded Q&A

Showing: 08 October 2022

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Sat 8 Oct 2022

DirectorMark James
Running Time1HR 26MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A magical documentary, Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes tells the remarkable story of a Chinese Jamaican family who helped create the music we now know as reggae.

To coincide with Jamaica’s 60th Year Independence Celebrations we present the story of Studio 17 - located above Randy's record store in downtown Kingston - which was first established in the late 1950s and then became the nerve centre of Jamaica's music revolution. Following Clive Chin, the son of Studio 17 founder Vincent Chin, Mark James' documentary retells the extraordinary story of a magical musical playground using childhood memories and an evocative soundtrack.

This historic film features interviews with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly Dunbar, Maxi Priest, Ali Campbell of UB40, King Jammy, Lord Creator, Ernest Ranglin, the late trombonist Rico Rodriguez, and the late producer Bunny Lee, as well as original Studio 17 recordings from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, The Skatalites and many more.

This screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A.

"One of the finest reggae documentaries ever made" - John Masouri, Echoes