The History of LA Ska
Celebrating The History of LA Ska in 3 Parts • 1h 16m
On September 13, 2017 the GRAMMY Museum celebrated the History of LA Ska. Ska might be a household name these days but it wasn't 30+ years ago when groups of Southern California musicians and scenesters – inspired by the Jamaican grooves and British fashion of the ‘60s – dedicated themselves to a global genre and subculture to help kick start this revival. Five of the scene's most prominent figures gathered for a special intimate discussion at the GRAMMY Museum and reminisced about the early years, discussed their influences, working with the legends, and much more. Veteran radio host/emcee Junor Francis was the moderator.
Singer Greg Lee (Hepcat)
Singer Persephone "Queen P" Laird (Ocean 11)
Bandleader/producer Joey Altruda (Jump With Joey)
Guitarist/recording engineer Brian Dixon (The Aggrolites/See Spot/Rhythm Doctors)
Promoter/producer/label owner Luis Correa (Steady Beat)
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