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Film marks 50th anniversary of iconic record label

CULTURAL REVOLUTION: Rudeboy features archive footage and interviews

TROJAN RECORDS is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion it will release a new film chronicling its journey.

Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records was financed and executive produced by BMG and Pulse Films production. Directed by Nicolas Jack Davies, it chronicles the rise and lasting impact of the legendary reggae, ska and rocksteady label and its influence on music and subsequent cultural movement in Britain from the early ‘60s through to the late ‘70s.

The fascinating story is told by a cast of legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and many more.

Rudeboy is a film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture, told through the prism of one of the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records.

Combining archive footage, interviews and drama, the film tells the story by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance oors of late ‘60s and early ‘70s Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.

Director Davies earned a nomination for Best Music Film at the Grammy Awards in 2014 for The Road To Red Rocks. The same year he lmed and directed his first long-form documentary for Channel 4 – the Grierson- shortlisted Payday – to much critical acclaim.

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