New York, January 28, 2008 – A riveting new documentary that examines the underbelly of the reggae culture internationally with shocking footage and brutally frank interviews is scheduled for release in the American market during Reggae month, on Tuesday February 26, 2008.
Appropriately named Reggae Uncensored, the footage showcases key elements of Reggae and its sub-culture in a candid way with sustained images of sizzling performances strung together with generous portions of drugs, sex and the inevitable passa passa.
The DVD gives an inside look at what’s really going on in the world of reggae music. It takes the viewer on the road, back stage, behind the hallowed closed doors and beyond the eye of mainstream media to document the real truths.
The first of several episodes features today’s brightest and biggest stars: Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Sizzla Kalonji, Ninja Man and Junior Reid. The documentary also features the contemporary crop of hit makers – Mavado, Collie Budzz, Ding Dong, Aidonia, Macka Diamond and Empire Isis to name a few.
This groundbreaking DVD title is broken down in chapters very much like a storybook. Some of the chapters are called ‘The Return of Ninja Man,’ ‘Irie Jamboree,’ ‘Ravers Clavers,’ ‘Shopping with Macka Diamond,’ ‘Labor Day on the Parkway,’ ‘The Rise And Fall of a Jamaican Don’ and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. In defining his role in the reggae music business with host Chyna, Marley commented, “We are in a position where we can help and be a voice others who really do not have a voice for themselves.”
Reggae Uncensored is 90 minutes long with English subtitles to support the Jamaican Creole. Other parts of the series are to follow. The documentary was produced by Nutz Films (New York City) in collaboration with Chyna Doll Productions and is being distributed worldwide by Gold Dust Media.
“We feel extremely proud of the world class quality and professionalism of this exciting new product, and we feel this DVD will continue to push our music to new levels of understanding and acceptance globally,” remarked Ray Stewart, executive producer of Reggae Uncensored.