Babylon was featured on BBC Radio 4’s flagship “Today Programme” this morning. Franco Rosso and Trevor Laird were interviewed and there were a good few snippets from the film including “Shaka gonna beat you Beefy – Shaka RULE!” which was pretty mad to hear while I was still in my dressing gown.
Also interviewed was Dr William “Lez” Henry (aka Lez Lyrix).
The subjects covered were quite uncompromising with Laird and Rosso speaking about police violence and the sus laws whilst Dr Henry dealt with the National Front and the fact that black youth today are mostly fighting with other black youth rather than being the victims of racist violence.
You can listen to an mp3 here:
Thanks again to Dave Home!
Franco was interviewed last week by Robert Elms for his BBC London radio show. Here it is:
Thanks to Dave Home for ripping the mp3.
I added the interview with Franco Rosso from New Britain zine to my dub pages in January 2001.
A few months later some information about the soundtrack was added as well.
In early 2002 this was expanded further into a little mini-site about the film. I have added extra material on an occasional basis since then.
In October 2008 the site was overhauled using WordPress as a content management system.
I hope you like it.