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Babylon

Babylon, directed by Franco Rosso is a 1980 classic filmed on the streets of Deptford and Brixton, London.

Babylon follows the young reggae DJ Blu of the Ital Lion sound system as he pursues his musical ambitions while also battling fiercely against the racism of employers, neighbours, police and the National Front.

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Rockers

Originally conceived as a documentary about the late 70s scene, Rockers is a full-length feature made by Bafaloukos in Jamaica and staring a number of well-known reggae singers and musicians, from the drummer Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace to Winston Rodney of Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and Jacob Miller.

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The History of Dub Music

Dub reggae’s deep roots can be traced back to 1967, when King Tubby inadvertently invented the sound while cutting a test instrumental version of a reggae track.

In the new millennium, dub reggae has remained a largely underground phenomenon, but without dub reggae, there wouldn’t be hip-hop, trip-hop and certainly no dubstep.

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How A Japanese Woman Influenced Reggae

The pattern that resonates in the 1985 reggae hit, Under Mi Sleng Teng, came from Casiotone MT-40, which went on sale in 1981, the first product Hiroko Okuda worked on after joining the Tokyo-based company.

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What are Riddims (with their stems)?

Riddims are the primary musical building blocks of reggae music.
Within the reggae industry it is common for popular riddims to be re-recorded by other producers and used to produce new songs.

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Reggae Film Season Coming To BFI

This August (2022), BFI Southbank celebrates Reggae music and culture and explores its relationship to Cinema with a month-long season – From Jamaica to the World: Reggae on Film.

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Lambeth Country Show Returns

With over 120,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2019, the Lambeth Country Show was one of the biggest free festivals in the UK.

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Eric Donaldson To Make Debut Performance In Kenya

Seven-time Jamaica Festival Song winner Eric Donaldson received royal treatment upon landing in Kenya after he jetted into the East African country on Monday, for his first-ever performance.

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Musical Youth’s ‘Pass The Dutchie’

“Pass the Dutchie” by British-Jamaican reggae band Musical Youth is one of the songs to be experiencing a resurgence thanks to the new season of the Netflix’s hit sci-fi drama Stranger Things, with a whole new audience discovering its charm through the sync.

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Manchester Reggae Festival

This year’s event will take place at Manchester Academy on Saturday 30th July and features an incredible line-up of old and new Reggae stars.

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