Much to my friend Colin’s chagrin, I am a die-hard ska nut. The commitment doesn’t always reveal itself at the surface, but it’s there: I’ve got the plaid skirt in my closet, I own enough checkered items to host a chess championship, and if somebody calls me a “rude girl” I get a little weepy and nostalgic rather than offended. In fact, I would argue that I’ve spent the equivalent of about ten years in the following positions:
Doing the ska: the only time it’s ok to skank it up
My dearest wish has simply been for ska to really make an big bang with Asians (hell, we love to dance), so I am thrilled to know that one of ska’s oldest, finest Asian ska bands–The Tokyo Ska Parade Orchestra–is still making the rounds.
Tokyo Ska Parade Orchestra: skankingly cool and dance crazian since 1985
They are rocking across Europe and Asia, including Vietnam (my homeland) as we speak. If you haven’t heard them lately, dig up some old tunes and skank your brains out.
Filed under: Asian Men Who Rock, Dancing is Fun, Japan, Ska Ska Ska, Skanking That's Good, Tokyo Ska Parade Orchestra
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