ORANGE YARD Manette St, Soho,
Seoul may not be first city you think of when you say “ska!”, but there’s a fanatical ska and reggae movement there, and Koreas ska pioneers Kingston Rudieska are at the front of the scene.
They combine ska and reggae with a Korean twist – their great heroes are The Skatalites, and the band mix foot-stomping bluebeat instrumentals – fronted by four horns – with warm, soulful vocal numbers. They call their creation “FeastSka!” and they’re thrilled to be bringing it to London for the very first time.
Part of K-Music 2017