2019-11-08 Global Ska

The Skatalites - album cover

Sometime back in the 1950s, some Jamaican musicians combined elements of jazz and R&B with calypso and mento, and ska was born. The new style thrived and spread, having offspring of its own (rocksteady and reggae). We hear ska from all over the planet this week, from its origins to its new home in Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and beyond.

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Hour 1
Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana – Atlântida – Putumayo Presents Ska Around the World
St-Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review – SkaTango – Live At Red Club
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra – Tell It on the Mountain – Feel The Riddim!
Skalinka – Klizzle – Bricolage Du Son
Bob Marley – One Cup of Coffee – Island Records Presents Ska 40 Original Ska Classics
Lord Tanamo – Taller Than You Are – I’m In the Mood for Ska
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Wuhan No Hito – Moods for Tokyo Ska – We Don’t Know What Ska Is!
The Skatalites – Freedom Ska – The Rough Guide to Ska
Papa SKAliente – Take Four / Take Five – Skajazz
Los de Abajo – La Ironia Se Acabo – Los De Abajo
Soul Brothers – Freedom Sounds – Studio One Ska Fever! More Ska Sounds from Sir Coxsone’s Downbeat, 1962-65
Ska Cubano – Marianao – ¡ay Caramba!
The Maytals – Lost Penny – The Rough Guide to Ska
Inspector – Isla Jamaica – Unidad, Cerveza y Ska
The Pepper Pots – Duck Soup (feat. ASPO) – Putumayo Presents Ska Around the World

Hour 2
SkaZka Orchestra – Nikifor – Kalamburage
Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orchestra – Ouj Sanoala – Tuttilegal
Tinariwen – Kel Tinawen (feat. Cass McCombs) – Amadjar
Aziza Brahim – Mujayam – Sahari
Olivia Foa’i – Tropical (feat. Nase Foai) – Candid
Aviva Chernick – Kol Dodi – La Serena
The Garifuna Collective – Hamala – Aban
Solis Barki & Lamia Bedioui – Back to Paris – Fin’amor
Otava Yo – Brooms – Do You Love
Guy Buttery & Kanada Narahari – Bakithi (feat. Chris Letcher) – Nāḍī
Prince Diabate – Herakoura – Djerelon
Habib Koité – Djiguya (feat. M’Bouillé Koité) – Kharifa
Orchestra Makassy – Mambo Bado – Legends of East Africa – The Original Recordings

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