Speaking to NME India last week, Stefan Kaye of the Ska Vengers had stated that Stiff Kittens Inc, the company that manages the Ska Vengers, Emperor Minge and the Jass B’stards and also organises concerts to promote the kind of music that is dear to the hearts of everyone in Stiff Kittens Inc, would be kicking off a series of monthly activities called Ska! Ska! Ska! at the BlueFROG(s) in Mumbai and Delhi.
Accordingly, this Friday (27th July) will see the first gig kick off at the Mumbai BlueFROG and it will feature Bombay Bassment, Bay Beat Collective, Blek (who will be doing a full-on ska set) and the Ska Vengers making a solid case for “ushering in a new wave of dance and roots music.”
This will be followed by another stomper at the Delhi FROG on Saturday (28th July) which will witness the likes of the Reggae Rajahs, Gandu Circus, BASSFoundation ROOTS (Delhi Sultanate vinyl set) and the Vengers setting up the tone for a happy mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, dancehall, soul funk, dance floor jazz, punk, hip-hop, drum n bass and Afro-Beat. “We feel that dance-oriented music is still a bit underrepresented in India,” states Kaye. This might be the point where that state of affairs begins to end.
Catch the promo vid for Ska! Ska! Ska! here: