There aren’t many records labels that can lay claim to bridging a racial divide at a time of real hostility but Trojan Records certainly can. The première of the documentary, Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records, will take place at the London Film Festival in October, looking back at how it brought ska and reggae music to this country from Jamaica and helped to bring together black and white cultures in the UK. The trailer is available to watch above.
Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records charts the rise and impact of the legendary Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady label and its influence on music and subculture in Britain from the early ’60s through to the late ’70s. Defining a movement that brought cultures together through the power of music, the birth and journey of Trojan Records, and its wider impact on society, feels as vital as ever 50 years later.
Nicolas Jack Davies helms is debut film, with interviews with the likes of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Don Letts, The Pioneers, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black and Derrick Morgan.
Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records can be seen on the 12th and 15th of October. Tickets are available to buy here from 13th September.