The world's largest reggae archives are in a basement in Los Angeles, Ca, and are about to disappear forever. Follow Roger Steffens' Reggae Archives (The Largest in the World with over 300,000 items), located in Los Angeles. Like Willy Wonka, Roger takes us on a tour of the 6 rooms in his house and see some of the artifacts from the history of Jamaica's rasta and reggae culture and it's international successes. Not open to the public, it is a popular destination for musicians, researchers, writers, directors, rastas, and actors to hear unreleased Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and see the whole history of revolution music's fight for equal rights in Jamaica, and it's spread to the rest of the world. These archives are in danger of disappearing forever as Roger, age 71, tries to find a permanent home for them in a race against time. We have followed Roger's efforts since 2001, featuring interviews with Carlos Santana, Ben Harper, Neville Garrick, Bruno Blum, and Wayne Chen as they discuss ...
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Did You Know?
It's like the Fort Knox of Reggae, if Bob Marley is Jesus, then Roger Steffens is Peter.