Deep Roots Music 3: Money In My Pocket/Ghetto Riddims

Deep Roots Music 3: Money In My Pocket/Ghetto Riddims
This is the final double shot of the Deep Roots Music originally produced for the BBC in 1981. Once again, the late, great Mikey Dread is at the controls, providing insightful and entertaining narration to these two one-hour docs. The first deals with the connection between politics, commerce and music. It starts with a bang, with Dread energetically setting the stage for footage from the One Love Peace Concert in 1978, where Bob Marley orchestrated an historic on-stage handshake between the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. Vocalists, including Dennis Brown, are shown singing over classic Sly and Robbie beats at the legendary Channel One studio. The second episode of the set focuses on even more political commentary from ghetto residents and performances by the Mighty Diamonds, amongst others. (MVD)