Toppa Top 10: Top Caribbean Culture Documentaries

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April 19, 2011

10. Holding Onto Jah (2009)

Holding On To Jah makes this list for two reasons, at the very least. Consolidating and clarifying information about the mysterious Rastafarian movement, it’s a necessary point of reference in this age of rent-a-rastas, beauty-salon dreads and fools fraudulently (if innocently)ย running around town chanting Rastafari without knowing the half. And then there is the intimate appearance of the late and very great reggae/dancehall pioneer Sugar Minott, an artist whose passing we’re still coming to grips with. In Holding On To Jah, Minott explains in detail why holding onto his faith helped him get through life’s continuous ups and downs.