“One of my favourite documentaries right now. It’s documentaries like this that bring us closer to the music” — Quincy Jones, via Forbes
Featuring a Q&A with Wael Kabbani, director Mark James, and music journalist and producer Reshma B!
This remarkable documentary tells the compelling story of the Chins, the Chinese Jamaican family behind Studio 17.
Located in downtown Kingston, Studio 17 became a legendary recording studio right at the heart of the music revolution that began after Jamaican independence from Great Britain in 1962.
Since then, a treasure trove of original Studio 17 tapes have been salvaged to reveal unique and stunning recordings from the ‘golden age’ of reggae, many of which were unreleased and some never heard before.
Shot in Jamaica, New York, Hamburg and London the film includes interviews with Jimmy Cliff, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Dave Stewart, Sly Dunbar, King Jammy, Jimmy London, Clive Chin, Pat Chin, Maxi Priest, Lester Sterling and many, many more.