King Of The Dancehall

king-of-the-dancehallRelease Date:  9/11/16; Toronto International Film Festival
Genre:   Drama/Music
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  100 mins.
Director:  Nick Cannon
Cast:  Nick Cannon (Tarzan Brixton), Donovan ‘Dada’ Davidson (Colin Harper), Whoopi Goldberg (Loretta Brixton), Louis Gossett, Jr. (The Bishop), Beenie Man, Busta Rhymes (Allestar ‘All Star Toasta’).

Story:   Nick Cannon’s feature film musical centers on a young man from Brooklyn named Tarzan (Cannon) who hatches a plan centered on marijuana to pay for his mother’s medical bills.  Tarzan travels to Jamaica where he meets up with his cousin (Busta Rhymes) and falls into the Jamaican dancehall music scene.  The fast-paced soundtrack includes Beenie Man, who also narrates the film.  Dancehall is a love letter to Jamaican music complemented with amazingly choreographed dance sequences that amount to physical poetry.  Source(s):  Indiewire; IMDB.

 

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