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Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
Nicolas Jack Davies / 2018 / UK / 85min / documentary / English / Chinese subtitles
“A celebratory music documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the London record label that became the ‘Motown of reggae.'” –– Hollywood Reporter
“The music is, of course, glorious – you’ll be hard-pressed not to be craving a Trojan collection after this whistle-stop ride” –– Little White Lies
A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records. Through archive footage, interviews and dramatic recreations, the film tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dancefloors of late 60’s and early 70’s Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.
A cast of legendary artists tell the tale, including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more. The story begins in 1960s Jamaica with the birth of the rude boy, the emergence of sound-system culture and the rise of a distinctive Jamaican sound ska. From Kingston to London, it traces the emergence of rocksteady, reggae, and dub, showing how these sounds infected both British culture and the world.