* Date : 2018-08-31
I'm LIVE Ep.68 Kingston Rudieska
Joining us on this week's I'm LIVE is Kingston Rudieska, the pioneers of Korean ska! Originating in Jamaica back in the 1950's, ska isn't exactly the kind of music people might immediately associate with Korea. However, there's a ska and reggae movement in Korea, Kingston Rudieska is surely at the forefront of the scene. They never lose track of the roots of the music or disrespect its origins, yet infuse their music with a uniquely Korean twist to develop their "own" style of ska. The band's name is a combination of "Kingston", a city in Jamaica where the Skatalites created ska music, "Rudy," a byname for ska music listeners, and of course "Ska," which speak to their genuine respect and affinity for the genre as well as its birthplace.
On this episode, Kingston Rudieska performs "Sailors' Chant," "Jamaica Ska," "Reggae Bam Bam," "My Cotton Candy," and "Strolling Down the Street." Skanking with the audience, they showcase the real quintessence of their artistry and fun energy.
Make sure to tune in to I'm LIVE and enjoy the Carribean atmosphere with this band!