Roger Steffens (b. 1942) is a Brooklyn, New York born actor, author, lecturer, reggae archivist, photographer and producer. Steffens began photographing while serving in Vietnam. His work in the Psychological Operations Unit lead him to found a refugee campaign for which he was awarded a bronze star. Steffens is widely considered a foremost authority on the history of Reggae music. He is the author of six books on Bob Marley and Reggae history, and his lecture The Life of Bob Marley has been heard at hundreds of venues including the Smithsonian Institute, the New York Public Library and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (its first and most frequent speaker). From 1979 through 1987, Steffens co-hosted the award winning and nationally syndicated KCRW radio show Reggae Beat. Steffens has also worked extensively in film and has contributed narration to such films as Forrest Gump, Ghosts of Mississippi, Wag the Dog, and the Academy Award winning documentary The Flight of the Gossamer Condor.
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