Sparking ska and reggae

Rarely a summer passes without seeing these Jamaican ska legends passing through Amsterdam – they’re arguably more reliable than the weather, although thankfully their tunes do feel like the warm sun on your skin. Born in 1942, Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert became famous for his inimitable soulful reggae style, creating passionate melodic rocksteady and ska since the early ’60s. They’ve been covered countless times over the decades, from The Specials to Amy Winehouse, but this summer show is the perfect way to experience the energy and spirit of tracks like ‘Pressure Drop’ and ‘Funky Kingston’.