Although there was a ban on YouTube, the video racked up 178,000 views in only two days on Facebook.
“Mi waan fi see the positive vibes a build back. The dancehall block up and the whole place a rock. Nuhbody nah dead, nuhbody nah bust nuh shot. Every man have a woman jus’ a dance and a rock,” AnthonyB said in a Facebook post.
He said he was pleased with the dramatic response to the video, which had gone viralonline in only two days.
“It’s a great look, an authentic classic Jamaican film, and that scene encapsulates the spirit of what I am trying to bring back to reggae music; bring back the vibes, theauthenticity, that joy for living … I couldn’t get the clearance from the owners of the Rockers film for it to be able to stay on YouTube, but the Facebook response has been phenomenal,” he said.
Rockers is a 1978 Jamaican film by Theodoros Bafaloukos. Several popular reggaeartistesstar in the movie, including Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth, Dillinger and Jacob Miller. Rockers was originally intended to be a documentary, but blossomed into a full-length feature showing the reggae culture at its peak.