Mento was the first national music of Jamaica and it begat ska, rocksteady, reggae and the dancehall music of today.
The timing of this film has been propitious, as most of the original artists have left us and indeed, a number of those interviewed have already departed. The history is told not only by musicologists, but also by the artists themselves, who have a stoic manner, yet infuse their music and lyrics with charm and humor.
February 12, 2018
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