“Ruff & Tuff – Stranger Cole’s Toronto Roots” Mini Documental

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El legendario del ska y reggae jamaicano, Stranger Cole, se mudó a Toronto a principios de los años 70, dejando atrás el estrellato.
A pesar de su talento, se vio obligado a trabajar en la fábrica de juguetes Tonka y como guardia de seguridad en Eaton para ganarse la vida.
Finalmente, Cole estableció el primer negocio caribeño en Kensington Market, una tienda de discos en 58 Kensington Ave.
Nos reunimos con el veterano unos 40 años más tarde en su antiguo vecindario durante una reciente gira.

"Ruff & Tuff – Stranger Cole's Toronto Roots", a documentary short on Stranger Cole’s Toronto Roots. from Graeme Mathieson (GR▲MER▲) on Vimeo.

Jamaican Ska and Reggae legend Stranger Cole moved to Toronto in the early 1970s leaving stardom behind. Despite his talent he was forced to work at the Tonka Toy factory and as a security guard at Eaton's to make a living. He eventually established the first Caribbean business in Kensington Market – a record store and label at 58 Kensington Ave. We met with the veteran some 40 years later in his old neighbourhood during a recent tour.

Part of an on ongoing series unearthing Toronto's buried Reggae history
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Made with the support of the Toronto Arts Council.

Director: Chris Flanagan
DOP: Graeme Mathieson
Editing and titles: Graeme Mathieson
Stranger Cole illustration: Chris Flanagan
Animation: Josh Kaplan
Sound Mix: Marina Hashemi

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