Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records
“This love letter to one of Britain's first multicultural pop movements is an effortlessly enjoyable viewing experience with a rich, sunny, consistently uplifting soundtrack.” – Hollywood Reporter
Official Selection: Doc n’ Roll Film Festival, DOC NYC, Revelation Peth Film Festival.
London’s Trojan Records is one of the most influential record companies in history. It’ music was the lifeforce of the cultural revolution which first unfolded on UK council estates and dancefloors during the late 60s and early 70s. By tapping into Jamaican migration to England, the label became integral in spreading ska, rocksteady and reggae to new audiences. Combining archival footage and freshly shot interviews, Rudeboy explores the development of the sound-system culture in Jamaica, the growth of the island’s recording industry and the birth of ska, through to the effect Trojan's music had on Britain’s working-class youths and the conflicting experiences of newly arrived Afro-Caribbean immigrant. With a cast featuring legendary artists Marcia Griffiths, Pauline Black, Lee ‘Scratch' Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Derrick Morgan, Bunny Lee, Sly & Robbie, Lloyd Coxsone, Neville Staple and more, this is a visually striking masterwork that explores the power of music to break down cultural barriers and change lives.
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