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Reggae royalty

With a career spanning 50 years and 25 million albums sold, Jimmy Cliff is perhaps the greatest reggae star alive today. In this show, Eve Jackson retraces his half-century of success, from the film "The Harder They Come" - which brought reggae to an international audience - to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his new album "Re:Birth". To top it off, he plays live at the end of the show.

Acknowledgments:

Many thanks to The Walt Disney Company for “The Lion King” film images. “The Lion King 3D” is currently showing in cinemas worldwide.

“Hakuna Mata” as interpreted by Jimmy Cliff & Lebo M. features on the album “Rhythm of the Pride Lands”.

Many thanks also to Potemkine Films for “The Harder They Come” film images.

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