Performing: The Skatalites
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
More information about The Skatalites tickets
- Venue:229, London
- Date:Thu, 27/11/2014 19:30
50th Anniversary Tour
The originators of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae celebrate their 50th Anniversaary.
The Skatalites began performing in Jamaica in 1964. The band became legendary, backing all the developing artists of the day, such as Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and The Wailers featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. These groups were all recording on the new beat called Ska. Eventually, the beat slowed down into Rocksteady, and then Reggae.
Featuring original alto sax man Lester "Ska" Sterling and vocalist Doreen Shaffer, along with the current lineup of outstanding musicians they have chosen to accompany them, the band proudly presents live the music of Jamaican Ska.