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Lucky Dube
Published July 28, 2005

Union Square Pictures

In one of the interview segments within this generously packed program (more than two hours of videos, live music and extras), Lucky Dube relates a tale from his childhood in South Africa: He would assemble his relations and charge them a few pennies to listen to him sing, all the while dreaming of becoming a success. That he did, fighting the odds to become one of the most popular, and outspoken, roots reggae artists outside of Jamaica. The earlier videos show a tentative artist still finding his way but by the mid-’90s Dube had become a commanding presence, albeit not entirely original (his allegiance to Marley and Tosh is always obvious).