World a reggae
by Emmy Lou Mai
Born in Jamaica in 1968, reggae has crossed its borders and culture in order to reach incredible success, undeniable despite its lack of publicity in the media. Reggae carries within it far more than a musical signature: it carries a message. Linked to Rasta philosophy, the message is one of tolerance, respect for one’s body and nature, and opposition to the western world. These issues resonate with a population geographically far from the Caribbean. In order to understand how this message has crossed borders and integrating diverse cultures, this film seeks to come in contact with artists (African, Caribbean, European and American) surrounding three main topics of raggae: interaction with nature, the link to Africa and the struggle against the West.