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Greensleeves Unveils Blue Plaque in Honor of Windrush 75

Pictured:  Chris Sedgwick – Chris Cracknell – Dr. Jak Beulah Greensleeves Records, in association with Nubian Jak Community Trust, Transport for London and VP Records, unveiled their Blue Plaque on Shepherd’s Bush Green to mark the legacy of the iconic British record label, which will be installed permanently at Shepherd’s Bush Train Station. Special guest speakers included Dr Jak Beulah, Greensleeves label founders Chris Cracknell & Chris Sedgwick plus Councillor…

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Greensleeves Blue Plaque Presentation

On July One 2023, International Reggae Day, Greensleeves Records, the iconic West London Reggae label, will see its blue plaque created in association with Nubian Jak Community Trust (NJCT) and Hammersmith & Fulham Council adorn the wall of TfL’s Shepherd’s Bush station. The plaque will be on the site of the famous record shop, which led to the founding of the record label in 1977. NJCT is the only commemorative…

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Greensleeves and Jamaica Patty Co. Celebrate Windrush 75

On Thursday 22nd June, VP Records joined Jamaica / UK Ambassador Theresa Roberts and Jamaica Patty Co to celebrate Windrush 75. The event took place in Covent Garden, London with music from DJs Ras Kwame (Captial Xtra) and Yng Cptn. A guests chatted, danced, enjoyed the music, delicious patties and the Duppy White rum supplied by The Duppy Share. An exclusive art exhibition from the Jamaican Watson family was on…

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International Dub Gathering

At the end of May, the Greensleeves Hi-Fi team are heading to Spain for one of Europe’s biggest Dub festivals from the Rototom organization, International Dub Gathering. The heavyweight lineup of some of the top Soundsystems, selectors, MCs, DJs and Vocalists are descending on L’Aldea for a weekend of live performances showcasing one of Jamaica’s greatest exports, Dub. More details coming soon!

Peer to Peer with Dubplate Pearl

  Dubplate Pearl is a selector in London who has been very active on the scene.  In speaking to her about Greensleeves, and her acknowledgement of the importance of the label, we thought it would be a good idea to share her contribution with the Planet Reggae community. VP: Greensleeves celebrates 45 years in the industry this year – how did you first hear about the label? DP:  I lived…

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Notting Hill Carnival is a Mood 🎉 

  Next week the world descends on West London, to enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival as it makes its big return. The biggest street party in Europe takes place on the late summer bank holiday Sunday and Monday (29th and 29th August). A very Caribbean experience with towering Sound Systems beating out the heaviest riddims, people dressed in vibrant outfits and costumes winding to the music and the whole of…

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