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THE STORY OF LOVER'S ROCK
Quad Cinema
New York, NY
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THE STORY OF LOVER'S ROCK
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 4:40PM

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THU, DEC 12 @ 4:40PM -  QUAD
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. Live performance, comedy sketches, dance, interviews and archive shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. 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. Lovers Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits and was influential to British bands (Police, Culture Club, UB40). Director Menelik Shabazz, 2011, 96 min, UK, musical documentary, English

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Quad Cinema (View)
34 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States


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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Other

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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