So I’m listening to my free CD of roots music as I type this. The likes of Lee Perry, Bob Marley and U Roy. Not my favourite genre but its ok and there’s no denying its influence on youth culture and pop music over the last 30 years or so.
These were being handed out at the launch of the 55Roots exhibition at Polished T last night along with live music from The Mighty Trojan Sound System and a live mural painting by ‘Dragon’ from Japan (pictured).
The exhibition features 6 artists who have interpreted 16 original Trojan tracks. The artists are:
Dragon and Shibuya from Japan, Mitchy Bwoy, James Carney, Jim Stoten and Peter Quinnell. Some really good figurative work here.
The show is a collaboration between 55DSL (spin-off from Diesel clothing) and Trojan Records. It moves on to Birmingham on December 1st then to Glasgow and London.
55DSL Website (some nice graphics, have a look at the ‘poo on art’ section)
At Polished T 37-41 Duke Street until November 28th 2005