“The Upsetter” is the latest film from American film-makers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, which explores the life of visionary musician Lee “Scratch” Perry. In the 1950s Perry travelled from his homeland of rural Jamaica to the big city where he invented the genre of music known to us today as Reggae. Working as a music producer and solo musician he changed the musical landscape. From mentoring Bob Marley to being asked by The Clash and Paul Macartney to produce their records, to today being sampled by The Beastie Boys and Jay-Z. All of us have come across Perrys music or musical touch as some point in our life. The film presents 70 years of Perry’s life recalled in his own words during an interview with the film-makers in Switzerland.[youtube width="640" height="390"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-VTECPHD9E&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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