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Event Archive - Ska Festival Workshop Series: Lynval Golding - The Meaning Behind The Lyrics: Lynval Golding (of the Specials)

Fri. July 4th 2014 3PM doors at 3PM Long & McQuade Music Education Centre (All Ages) 3PM doors at 3PM
Free
Lynval Golding: The Meaning Behind the Lyrics
3 pm Friday July 4th @ Long and Mcquade Education Centre (2822 Nanaimo St)

Arguably one of the most acclaimed ska artists in the world: Lynval Golding of legendary ska band The Specials will be presenting his workshop titled “The Meaning Behind the Lyrics.” This workshop will explore the music and culture that has transformed the genres of ska and reggae throughout England and beyond. More specifically, Golding will explain in depth some of The Specials' most popular songs offering the historical context behind the lyrics and why they were written. This will be an incredible learning experience for both regional and international artists and festival fans as will they have an opportunity participate in a cross educational experience with an artist who has found international success spanning generations.

Lynval Golding (Ska, two-tone)

Lynval Golding represents both the history and continuing story of ska music. Golding was born in Jamaica, but moved to England when he was 18. In 1977, music history was made when he and 4 others formed the group that would later turn into The Specials. Hits such as “Gangsters,” “A Message to you, Rudy,” and “Ghost Town,” became househ... more info
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