One band on the list for the Album Of The Year 2013 at Reggae Steady Ska that received a lot of attention was Toulouse Skanking Foundation, a seven-piece outfit from the southwest of France.
Most ska fans around the world know about Alpha Boys School. It’s where many of the inventors of this music …
We have an appointment with the club’s founder and impresario, Gaz Mayall, to talk about his band, The Trojans, who have just released a new album, Smash It!. And smashing it is.
The London International Ska Festival 2013 come with Rico Rodriguez performing his classic album “Man From Wareika”plus sets from Ken Boothe to B.B. Seaton
The Goldmaster Allstars from London have just received the prize for Best British Reggae band at the British Reggae Industry Awards, against strong competition by the likes of Steel Pulse and UB 40.
“Arachnid” from New York Ska Jazz Ensemble’s album ‘Get This’ has been included in the short documentary “Redemption” directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill.
In recent years the Jamaican singer and songwriter also gained some fame as the narrator in the film “Rocksteady – The Roots Of Reggae.”
The first time I met Dr. Ring Ding (a.k.a. Richie) was about 25 years ago, when his former band El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs and my former band The Braces played together at a Ska festival.
European Ska and Reggae fans are in for a real treat: THE SKATALITES have just announced a full tour of …