Ska festival unites cultures

By Ivan Cazares and Megan G. Razzetti The sixth annual Skanking Reggae Festival featured bands singing in English for the first time at the Shrine Expo Hall Sunday. Bands singing in English included Reel Big Fish. The band gained popularity during the 90s and its ska-punk sound felt right at home with the cumbia-infused music of El Gran Silencio. 8 Kalacas’s skacore music could be described as violent by anyone unfamiliar with…

March 23, 2016

Reggae festival goes bilingual

By Megan G. Razzetti The 6th annual Skanking Reggae Festival will feature a selection of international ska and reggae bands on March 20. Originally held at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, the festival will be hosted at the Shrine Auditorium for the first time this year. Also for the first time, the festival will feature bands singing in English. Headlining the festival is Reel Big Fish, who have been in…

March 16, 2016