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Event Archive - Enigmatica Entertainment proudly presents THE LEGENDARY SKATALITES from Jamaica with Revelation Sound and Those Rapskallions - On the Road to Ska Fest 2003: THE SKATALITES, Revelation Sound (formally The Abolitionists), Those Rapskallions

Mon. May 5th 2003 10:00 pm Element (No Minors) 10:00 pm
$22/advance ticket
Tickets @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, A&B Sound, Strathcona Hotel, Jamaican Jerkhouse, Whitebird, Blackball Records (Nanaimo)& Et Cetera Books (Saltspring Island)


On Monday, May 5, 2003 Vancouver Island will be blessed with one of the most historic musical performances this Island has ever seen when Enigmatica Entertainment presents the Legendary Skatalites Band from Jamaica; originators of ska, rocksteady and reggae! This will be their first appearance in British Columbia in over ten years! The Legendary Skatalites band have been around since 1962.

The Skatalites’ appearance marks a very important milestone in Victoria’s musical community, as the Skatalites are the kind of band that have the power to bring people from a diverse range of musical communities and demographics together. In addition to ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds, their music also covers genres in Latin and jazz. Since the band re-formed in the late 1980s the Skatalites have toured all over the world in almost every continent. Year after year they are invited back by the major festivals and entertainment companies in Europe, Latin America, Canada and the United States.

This show is the official On the Road to Ska Fest 2003 main event. For more information about this year’s Victoria Ska Festival (4th Annual)please refer to http://www.victoriaskafest.ca

This show also marks exactly 5 years to the day of the death of Tommy McCook, the Skatalites’ great tenor saxophone player. Thus, we will recognize Tommy McCook on our advertisements leading up to the show.

Other longtime local ska bands in the community will pay homage to the Skatalites by performing before the big performance. Opening bands include:Revelation Sound (formally the Abolitionists)– one of Victoria’s best rocksteady, dub, reggae bands and a new band that has been created from both the Kiltlifters and the Bloodwarmers called the “Those Rapskallions.” They will play a special ska/jazz set that will feature sounds from some of the best ska names in North American with a few surprises.


WEB-SITES TO LEARN ABOUT THE SKATALITES INCLUDE:WWW.SKATALITES.COM & WWW.SKANEWS.NET




CFUV 101.9FM’s Ska, Reggae and Caribbean shows honour THE SKATALITES 1962 – 2003!

The SKATALITES’ sound are made from many influences dating all the way back to the mid to late 1950s. SKATALITES band have always maintained a heavy jazz and Latin sound as they were influenced by Big Bands both in the US and Cuba. In the early 1960s, the time of Jamaica’s Independence they fused these influences with Jamaica’s traditional music mento/calypso. The word “SKA” named after the sound of the guitar when playing the infectious off beat later became the main beat used in reggae.

Almost all of the early Jamaican reggae and ska singers such as Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, Justin Hinds and the Dominoes and Peter Tosh were accompanied by or worked with the SKATALITES on earlier recordings in the 60s with Coxsone Dodd at the legendary Studio One in Jamaica. Many of Bob Marley’s early tracks such as “Simmer Down” and “Nice Time” were done with the SKATALITES.

Today, many of the riddims used by today’s popular conscious dancehall and roots reggae artists such as Buju Banton,were originally created all or in part by the SKATALITES.

To learn more about the SKATALITES & to hear their music,tune into CFUV 101.9FM’s Ska, Reggae & Caribbean shows. They will be airing SKATALITES radio specials in honour of the SKATALITES and for your listening pleasure!

¨ PEPPERPOT - Victoria’s hypest Caribbean Radio - FRIDAYS w/ Mista Dane & Miss Tati – 11am – 12noon (Radio specials on April 11th & May 2nd)

¨ SOUNDCHECK Ska, surf and punk– FRIDAYS w/ Shawn, Dan, Allister and Scott – 5pm – 6pm
(Radio special on April 18th)

¨ SKANKSTER’S PARADISE -Ska, rocksteady and reggae - SATURDAYS w/ Rob and Dave – 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Radio specials on April 26th and May 3rd)

¨ ALIVE & DREAD – World beat/reggae - SATURDAYS W/ Michael and Ital Stew – 7pm – 9pm (Radio Special on April 19th)

Additional Radio Specials may be added. Listen to these Ska, Reggae, Caribbean shows on CFUV101.9FM to find out more information.

THE SKATALITES (Ska/Reggae/Jazz/Latin)

The SKATALITES’ sound is made from many influences dating all the way back to the mid to late 1950s. SKATALITES band have always maintained a heavy jazz and Latin sound as they were influenced by Big Bands both in the US and Cuba. In the early 1960s, the time of Jamaica’s Independence they fused these influences with Jamaica’s traditional mus... more info

Revelation Sound (formally The Abolitionists) (Rocksteady/Reggae/Dub/Ska)

Revelation Sound (formally the called the Abolitionists)played at Victoria's 3rd Annual Ska Festival last year at the Victoria Curling Club. The band has jazz, ska and reggae influences with an added member to add a flare to their sound on the congas. Other musical influences in the band come from greats such as Peter Tosh, The Skatalites, The Slac... more info

Those Rapskallions (ska/jazz)

Beware: We Are Those Rapskallions your parents warned you of. Tunes that would make your Grandparents blush. We will captivate your cravings for that bossa/dub/ska that you need. Sounds from some of the best ska names in North America with a few surprises. more info
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