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Rockers (1978) Trailer

Theodoros Bafaloukos' 1978 film 'Rockers' is a cult classic that personifies Reggae's global influence on music and fashion. Growing up, I wasn't fully tuned into my cultural programming until a recent trip to Jamaica where I came to terms with these my roots.

Whats crazy is, I doubt the films characters were in costume; which might actually be true considering the film was initially intended to be a documentary. This is a time before people were making conscious efforts to appear on street style blogs and Pinterest boards. And that alone makes this film so important; at its core it's raw, effortless, and accurate. Photos (above) © Blue Sun Film Co.

You won't see this on a resort · From my archives (above); Jamaica, 2014. Driving through the hills en route to Treasure Beach. I only added this photo to the post after realizing how similar the colours are to the film. Irony or nah?

Also Google: The Upsetter: the Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry, Rub-a-Dub Style: The Roots of Modern Dancehall by Beth Lesser, and Roots & Chalice mixtape by Chronixx & Federation Sound.