April 25, 2009
I remember reading about the Legends of Ska concert back in 2002 and seriously debating about driving from Atlanta to Toronto to attend this incredible event. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out, but I figured I could attempt to relive it through the film they were to release soon after. Time passed on and I forgot about the film.
After some recent reading, it turns out that I forgot it about it mostly because it never came out. A lack of funding was cited as the reason it has not seen the end of post-production which is a huge loss for ska fans worldwide. This event was truly epic and, from a historical documentation standpoint, certainly comparable to the contents of the widely applauded Buena Vista Social Club film.
Perhaps, one day, these stellar reels will make their way out of the cutting room. Vibe on some samples and be sure to click on the first link for the trailer as I cannot embed it in this post. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Freedom!