The Skatalites

Mid 1950s a new musical style evolved in Jamaica. Mento, Calypso and African rhythms were blended with new western music like rock 'n roll and boogie-woogie to create the most swinging music the world has ever heard: SKA! Only one band can perform this history in person: The Skatalites, who were celebrating their 50th anniversary a few years ago. Luckily the gentlemen and lady still cross the pond once in a while and although many members of the original line-up are sadly not with us anymore, it's an honor everytime they're playing the Melkweg in Amsterdam.