Reggae Nation ~ Island Movement Vol. 1
July 28, 2003
|Format||DVD - Region Free|
|Length||Approx. 50 minutes|
|Producer/Director||Dave Resin & Tim Gray|
The 2002 released dvd "Reggae Nation ~ Island Movement Vol. 1" combines the worlds of sports - in particular surf - and reggae music, although it focusses mostly on the latter. We're not into surf, but the images are wonderful and sometimes real impressive. Featured are today's top professional surfers ripping the world's premier surf spots to nice reggae beats. Check out Bruce Irons, Kalani Robb, Shane Dorlan, Johnny Boy Gomes, Corey Lopez, "Jalian" Johnston and more taking over Pipeline, Velzyland and gigantic Teachpu, Tahiti. One really experiences the energy of surf and water sports action, shot through the lens of today's top surf & sports cinematographers.
When it comes to the musical part of this dvd "Reggae Nation" brings us around the globe, from Jamaica to California, England to Japan, Hawaii to Tahiti. It takes the viewer on a trip through today's reggae scene and introduces big names and lesser known artists of the genre through live performances, music videos, artist features and interviews. Thus we capture Ky-mani Marley, Sizzla and Common Sense performing on stage, watch music videos from Tippa Irie, Long Beach Dub AllStars and Various Artists featuring Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man & Sean Paul and listen to the words of Luciano, Bushman, Ce'cile, Tippa Irie to name a few, who provide short interviews. Furthermore we're treated to some (short) special appearances by Junior Reid, Ce'cile, David Hinds and Grammy kid Michael Rose.
"Reggae Nation" showcases the culture, styles & influences that make up today's reggae scene in some parts of the globe. Because the reggae movement is so widespread and diverse it's impossible to show almost everything. This certainly wasn't the intention of the producers of this dvd. They have only taken a small part of it and have tried to present it in an exciting way. That alone is praiseworthy. All in all "Reggae Nation ~ Island Movement Vol. 1" provides nuff niceness and entertainment, but on the other hand we also have to conclude that it simply lacks the music of the big names from Jamaica to make it really exciting from beginning to end. But who knows what the second edition will bring...
These are the songs performed / heard on this dvd :