UK Film: The story of Lover's Rock

The Story of Lovers Rock is a new documentary film that tells the story of how Lovers Rock music defined a generation in the late 70s and 80s hugely impacting on British Pop Culture.

The film which was released on 30 September 2011 in the UK is produced and directed by award winning director/producer Menelik Shabazz; this marks a return after a 30 year absence. The DVD is released on 13th Feb 2012.

Often dubbed 'romantic reggae', Lover's Rock is a unique British sound, developed against a backdrop of racial tension, the Brixton riots and sound systems in the late '70s and '80s. It went from being a small UK scene to become a global phenomenon that defined a generation through artists such as UB40 and Maxi Priest.

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Read more about the history of Lovers Rock at


  1. Had a great time watching this movie in New York. Reminded me of my mother going to those parties back in the day.

  2. Oooooh! I look forward to seeing this :)

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