DMSC Presents: The Skatalites

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Wednesday June 05

7:30 PM  –  9:30 PM

The Skatalites are the originators of ska, rocksteady, and reggae, and the only band to still play this type of music is its true form. This concert is featured as part of DMSC Presents, the Des Moines Social Club's carefully curated series that features local, regional, and international cutting edge performing artists.

The Skatalites, formed in 1964 in Kingston, Jamaica, are the premier ska band performing a style of ska music like no one else world-wide. The Skatalites Band received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prime Minister of Jamaica. 

2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members had played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. They backed most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis,Ken Boothe and many more.

with Leradee & The Positives

Kum & Go Theater // $15 advance // $20 at the door // Doors 7PM // Show 7:30PM // All Ages