- Sunday, September 24, 2017 • 7:30 pm
Mercy Lounge - 1 Cannery RowWebsite
$15 - $20
The Skatalites are Jamaica's premier ska band since 1964 who backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. Their infectious brand of bluesy, jazzy ska spread like wildfire around the island and spawned the entire genres of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, two-tone and third wave ska. The tiny island of Jamaica has probably had more effect on music globally than any other country or place in the world, and The Skatalites were the pioneers of the music that originally caused this. Although the group broke up in 1965, The Skatalites remained active in the evolution of Jamaican popular music as it increased in popularity. Subsequently in 1986, they migrated to the U.S. and began performing and touring all over the world as they continue to do now after 52 years in the music business. Plus, Soul Radics and The Willies will perform.