Soul Survivor (1997)

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  • Byron Lee - Soul Survivor Working


The story of Byron Lee, the Jamaican superstar. Byron Lee and The Dragonaires are still at the heart of Jamaican music, after forty years of popularising the various musical styles of the island. To a back drop of the Jamaican carnival, documents Lee's story, from the development of ska to his current enthusiasm for dance hall. Includes a rare interview with Lee, and with his collaborators, Edward Seaga, the former Prime Minister and the calypsonian, Mighty Sparrow.

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