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Love Affair: British Broadcaster and Dance Floors

love affair: Trojan united black and white youth on the streets, dance floors and at school, recalls Don Letts, the British broadcaster, filmmaker and reggae DJ, adding that the label sowed the seeds for the UK's love affair with Jamaican music . THIS IS TEMP CODE TO RESOLVE TEADS ISSUES ON SAFARAI - ISSUE-387 - START THIS WAS ORIGINALLY IN THE FOOTER EJS FILE THIS IS TEMP CODE TO RESOLVE TEADS ISSUES ON SAFARAI - ISSUE-387 - END Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now Yet Trojan Records' 50th anniversary this month is also a chance to look again at how the label also suffered chronic mismanagement, and bore the brunt of criticism regarding treatment of Caribbean artists in Britain unfairly, argues a long-term employee of the label, according to Rabble. The Tighten Up' budget compilations, complete with provocative artwork, introduced newcomers to the latest grooves and provided snapshots of a fast-moving genre Trojan Records Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who first worked at Trojan, is now a consultant for the label and knows as much about its history as anyone. The British reggae specialist holds two claims to fame not only helping the island's culture in the face of critical indifference and establishment suspicion, but also easing barriers for multicultural communities in the teeth of racism and rabble-rousing. At the heart of events to mark the birthday, he wants to celebrate what Trojan achieved against the odds from a cramped warehouse in Willesden, northwest London. Trojan introduced reggae to the world by making its up as it went along; its achievements far outstretched its resources. This story is a real one-off, he says. ( As reported in the news.