Harder Than The Rock

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The fascinating story of Cimarons, the first UK band to embrace the thrilling new sound coming out of Jamaica.
Reggae exploded in the 1970s, with Cimarons at its heart. Thousands of miles from Jamaica, they brought excitement, experimentation and sheer anticipation booming from speaker boxes, putting the new generation of Black British youth in touch with their roots – in contact with who they really were. Industry legends, Cimarons worked with reggae-royalty Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and even Paul McCartney, but have been hugely under-recognised when it comes to their own music, impact and legacy. Having lost drummer Maurice Ellis to cancer, the band persists, despite decades of exploitation. Harder Than The Rock tells the story of their amazing history and follows the band’s final chapter as they dream of performing in front of live audiences again, one last time…

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Harder Than The Rock + Conversation
Crucible Theatre
Descriptive Subtitles (Open Captions), Live Captions
Harder than the Rock + Q&A
Showroom - Screen 1
Q&A with director Mark Warmington. Moderated Amy Bryant.

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