Late at the Library: Trojan Sound System

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The sound of reggae takes over the Entrance Hall

A night of classic reggae sounds to celebrate Trojan Records’ 50th anniversary and the close of the Library's season of events accompanying Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land.

Enjoy a session of roots, dub, ska, lovers and rocksteady plus some of London’s greatest sound system singers, brought to you through the majestic Bowers & Wilkins festival PA. Special guests on the night include legendary vocalists Dawn Penn and Dennis Alcapone, a full live-band set by Kioko and Brixton’s all-female DJ collective The Sisters of Reggae. 

Trojan Records was launched in the summer of 1968. The British based label went on to global importance, introducing a generation to some of the greatest Jamaican music and artists of the era, including Tony Tribe, Lee 'Scratch' Perry's Upsetters, Bob and Marcia, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Harry J All Stars, Toots and the Maytals, The Melodians, the Pioneers, Nicky Thomas, Dave and Ansel Collins and of course Duke Reid. Later the label featured Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and a Kingston-based vocal trio called Bob Marley & the Wailers. 

Formed in 2004, the London-based Trojan Sound System are an institution in British Sound System culture. A talented team of selectors and vocalists, they relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history and bringing its sound back into contemporary clubs and festivals. 

Supported by Bowers & Wilkins


Name: Late at the Library: Trojan Sound System
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £15.00
Member: £15.00
Senior 60+: £12.00
Student: £10.00
Registered Unemployed: £10.00
Under 18: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546